We're featuring a podcast from Chandra Crane's Mixed Blessing Podcast! We love Chandra, her work, and we think you might too!
In the inaugural episode of the Mixed Blessing podcast, we have the honor of sitting down with Robert Chao Romero. We get to hear about his beautiful family legacy, the Black Lab dog that benevolently rules their household, his work with the Brown Church Institute, and so much more. Come break bread with Chandra and Robert at the multiethnic table as they discuss everything from healing childhood hurts to the power of reclaiming language, and how our gracious God is in the midst of it all.
Robert Chao Romero is an associate professor in the departments of Chicana/o Studies and Central America Studies, and Asian American Studies. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Latin American History and his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley, and is also an attorney. He is the author of Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity; The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940; Jesus for Revolutionaries: An Introduction to Race, Social Justice, and Christianity; and Mixed Race Student Politics. The Chinese in Mexico received the Latina/o Studies book award from the Latin American Studies Association and Brown Church was written with the support of a Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers. Romero is also an ordained minister and faith rooted community organizer.