Rosa Chang


Areas of Expertise

Criminalization of Immigrants | Immigration Policies and Criminal Justice | and Immigrants and Crime


B.A., Florida International University, French and Francophone Studies, 2021
Ph.D., University of Miami, Sociology, 2009
M.A., University of Miami, Sociology, 2005
B.S., Florida International University, Criminal Justice, 1999


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA-351A
Phone: 305.348.5523
CV: Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Rosa Chang is a teaching professor and graduate program director in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Chang was conferred the degree of Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami in June 2009. Her graduate studies were mainly in the area of criminology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology (2005) from the University of Miami with a concentration in criminology and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (1999) from Florida International University.

Before her appointment at FIU, Dr. Chang held different positions which allowed her to gain experience in teaching, researching, and training. She taught in the School of Justice at Miami Dade College teaching criminal justice academic courses. Dr. Chang also worked at the Miami-Dade Juvenile Service Department as a Juvenile Service Specialist and at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office as a Victim/Witness Counselor.

Select Publications

Aranda, E., Chang, R. E., & Sabogal. E. (2009). Racializing Miami: Immigrant Latinos and Colorblind Racism in the Global City. In Jose A. Cobas, Jorge Duany, and Joe R. Feagin (Eds.) How the United States Racializes Latinos: At Home and Abroad. Paradigm Publishers.