Romina Yalonetzky is a Professor at the Department of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences of Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología -UTEC, in Peru. She got her PhD in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Civilization from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Romina is Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association – LAJSA and is a research fellow at UTEC’s Centro de Impacto y Responsabilidad Social (CIRSO). Romina also serves at the Board of Trustess of Lima’s Masorti Congregation, Asociación de Beneficencia y Culto 1870.
She specializes in Latin American Jewry, with a focus on small communities. She’s the author of Gente como uno: Class, Belonging and Transnationalism in Jewish Life in Lima (2021) as well as academic articles and book chapters published in English, French and Spanish.