Rosi Andrade, PhD
A community based researcher incorporating the humanities and literacy through programming for women across the lifespan.
Rosi Andrade, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, and holds a Ph.D. in Reading with a minor in Chicana Literature. Dr. Andrade is interested in community-based services and research, having developed a specialty in expanding literacy experiences using participatory action research as a tool and means to personal development and social support. This approach has been carried out through a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded grant, “Empowerment through Literacy,” a minority supplement to Dr. Sally Steven’s “Women-Centered HIV Risk Reduction Research Study.” Dr. Andrade has been Principal Investigator/Project Director of two Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded HIV and STD prevention programs: Mujer Sana ~ Healthy Woman and HerStory to Health, and a program for Working Poor Mothers of Minors (MOMS), a drug treatment and services program for pregnant and postpartum women. Dr. Andrade is also co-founder (with comadre Elena Díaz Björkquist) of Sowing the Seeds – a women’s collective promoting the humanities (creative writing, public readings, and publication through the supportive female comadre relationship). Sowing the Seeds was established in 2000 and has self-published two anthologies of women’s creative writing.