Faculty & Staff

Miren Uriarte, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Human Services, College of Public and Community Service Senior Research Associate at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy


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Areas of Expertise

Human services program development and evaluation; policy analysis; race, ethnicity and gender in human services


PhD, Sociology, Boston University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Miren Uriarte teaches in College of Public and Community Service and is a senior research associate at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, where she served as founding director from 1989 to 1993 and again from 2004 to 2008. Uriarte was appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh to the Boston School Committee, the governing body of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) in 2015.

She is a sociologist, specializing in the institutional development in minority communities, policy analysis focused on the differential impact of social policy on minority communities in general and on Latinos in the U.S. specifically.  Her studies of Latino communities in New England have been commissioned by The Boston Foundation, The Rhode Island Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation and has appeared in monographs, journals articles and book chapters.  Most recently, her research has focused on the impact of language policies on the educational outcomes of English language learners and includes research reports for the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Joint Committee on Education of the Massachusetts Legislature, the Governor’s Latino-American Commission and the Boston Public Schools as well as monographs and book chapters.

Gaston Institute publications