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Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology and Latino, Hispanic and Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Migration, community formation, Peruvian migration, ethnographic filmmaking.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology and Latino, Hispanic and Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Social Movements, Sovereignty, Citizenship; Caribbean, France
Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: Community development, policy analysis, migration of women, diversity management, organizational leadership, and public policy
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science                                                                           
Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Latin America and Mexico); American Politics; Migration and Immigration; Quantitative methods (observational and experimental)
Women's and Gender Studies, and Sociology;
Research Interests: Gender, race, class, labor practices, citizenship and nationstate formations in Central America, South Asia, and the United States; Critical Political Economy; Muslim Feminism and Diasporic Formations; Romani Studies.

Kim Butler
History and Chair of Africana Studies;
Africana diaspora history; Brazil; race and politics of identity

Jose Camacho
Spanish and Portuguese, and Linguistics;
General lingustics, syntax of Spanish, Amazonian Languages, Second Language Acquisition
Karen Caplan
Department of History
Latin America, Mexico
Roberto Chang
Professor, Department of Economics
International Macroeconomics, Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy, Financial Crises
Jason Cortes
Spanish and US Latino Studies Rutgers-Newark University
Contemporary Spanish American literature, Caribbean literature, US Latino literature, Comparative literature, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory in Hispanic Caribbean; Puerto Rico, Dominican Reoublic, and Cuba. Also Argentina
Sheila Cosminsky
Department of Anthropology
PhD New York University
Dept of Women & Gender Studies and Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Cultural studies of the Americas, migration and immigration, gender and sexuality, and interdisciplinary approaches to the social sciences.
Nancy Gray Diaz
PhD Rutgers University
Columbia
PhD University of Michigan
Department of Sociology, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Region/Country of Interest:  Puerto Rico
Jennifer Duprey-Colon
PhD Cornell University
19th-21st century Spanish and Catalan Literatures, with a strong interest in Theater, from interdisciplinary perspectives. Visual culture and critical theory, as well as comparative and philosophical approaches to Theater.

Pedro Erber
PhD Cornell University
Art and politics; Brazilian and Japanese literatures; contemporary philosophy.

Carlos Fernandez
PhD Indiana University
Center of Latino Arts and Culture
Popular religious practice and traditional music of Central America

Janice Fine
PhD MIT
School of Management of Labor Relations
Low wage immigrant labor in the U.S., historical and contemporary debates regarding federal immigration policy, dilemmas of labor standards enforcement and innovative union and community organizing strategies.

Nurgul Fitzgerald
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Health Promotion and Behavior, Type 2 diabetes among Hispanics and other populations, health disparities, nutrition, obesity, physical activity, acculturation, food insecurity and other socioeconomic factors in relationship to diabetes prevention and control

Nydia Flores
PhD City University Graduate Center
Graduate School of Education
Research Interests: Bilingualism Sociolinguistics, US Spanish, Second Language Acquisition
Tatiana Flores
PhD Columbia
Department of Art History
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Twentieth century Latin American art and contemporary art
Research and Instructional Services, Rutgers University Libraries
Research Interests: African & Latin American Studies, Spanish & Portuguese
Carla Giaudrone
PhD New York University
Research Interests:  Post-colonial theory, Latin American Modernismo, feminist theory, and gender studies
Daniel M. Goldstein
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: Bolivia; Urban anthropology, political and legal anthropology, democracy, violence and crime, human rights, globalization, cultural performance, indigenous peoples and the state; Latin America, the Andes

Eduardo Gomez
PhD Brown University
Graduate School - Camden, Public Policy & Administration

Ebelia Hernandez
PhD Indiana University
Graduate School of Education
Research Interests: Latinos in college, Student activism, College development
Eduardo Herrera
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Music History/Ethnomusicology
Department of Music
Mason Gross
Daniel Hoffman
PhD Tufts University
Department of Nutritional Studies
Region/Country of Interest:  Brazil

Ariel Igal
PhD Univ of LaPlata
Department of Nutritional Studies, SEBS
Research Interests: The non-energetic functions of triacylglycerol (triglycerides) in human cells: role in cell membrane synthesis and cell signaling

PhD University of Grenada, Spain
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Program Director, Translation and Interpreting
 
Temma Kaplan
PhD Harvard University
History
How people mobilize for social change and what happens to them in the process. How gender affects people's capacities to envision alternative situations and in the creative means they use to achieve their goals.

Vikki Katz
PhD University of Southern California
School of Comminication and Information
Family and interpersonal communication, health communication and health disparities, media consumptions and production, community based interventions, race and ethnicity, and mixed method research. Immigrant children's roles in facilitating their families social networks into community connections.

 

Robert Kaufman
PhD Harvard University
Department of Political Science
Region/Country of Interest:  Mexico

Carl Kirschner
PhD Massachusetts
Rutgers College
Spanish syntax and semantics; bilingualism; and UG theory applied to data from Spanish English bilinguals, a sociolinguistic study of syntactic change in the Spanish spoken by second generation Spanish English bilinguals

PhD Purdue University
Department of Foreign Languagues and Literatures, Camden
Asela Laguna
PhD University of Illinois
Hispanic Civilization Program
Puerto Rican/Hispanic US literature, Latin American thearet and comparative literature
Elpedio Laguna-Diaz
PhD City of New York University
Department of Classical and Modern Language and Literatures Rutgers University, Newark
Research Interests: Spanish Medieval, Golden Age, and 19th snd 20th centuries Spanish literature
Renee Larrier
PhD Columbia University
Department of French
African and Caribbean Literatures, Literature by Women
Laura Lomas
PhD Columbia University
English Department, Rutgers Newark
U.S., Latina/o and Latin American Literature and culture, narratives of migration from Latin America to the United States, theories of modernity, translation, nationality and empire, and feminist cultural studies
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and
Department of History
Department of Geography, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Region/Country of Interest:  Puerto Rico, the Caribbean
Rocio Magana
Department of Anthropology
Region/Country of Interest:  Mexico
Regina Marchi
PhD UC San Diego
School of Communication and Information, Journalism and Media Studies
Race, class, gender & media; social movements & media; community-based media; Latino media and popular culture
Jorge Marcone
PhD University of Texas at Austin
Spanish and Portuguese
Region/Country of Interest:  Peru
PhD University of Pennsylvania
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
PhD Berkeley College
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Department of Comparative Literature
Region/Country of Interest:  Colonial Mexico and Peru
PhD Brown University
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Region/Country of Interest:  Caribbean
Raymond Sanchez Mayers
PhD Brandeis
School of Social Work
Finiancial management in nonprofits administrative issues, Hispanic issues, geographic information systems and geospatial statistics.
Bonnie McCay
PhD Columbia University
Department of Human Ecology
Ecological and economic anthropology, fisheries and wildlife, common property; North America, Caribbean Africa.
Ann Mische
PhD New School of Social Research
Department of Sociology
Region/Country of Interest:  Brazil
PhD University of Chicago
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Newark College of Arts & Sciences
Region/Country of Interest:  Brazil, Peru
PhD Brown University
Department of Political Science
Region/Country of Interest:  Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico
Robert Montemayor
Journalism and Media Studies
Latino Information Network at Rutgers
School of Communication and Information / SAS
Latinos in Southern California
Carlos Raul Navarez
PhD Columbia University
Spanish and Portuguese
Caribbean literature and culture, contemporary Spanish American literature.
Isabel Nazario
PhD CUNY
Academic and Public Partnership for Arts and Humanities
Julio Nazario
Ph.D. CUNY
Coordinates Honors Colloquia, outreach, co-curricular programs and assessment for the SAS Honors Program.  He also has a strong interest in philosophy.  He is a practicing artist and exhibit prints and photography all over the country.
PhD University of Massachusetts
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
PhD Indiana University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Geisa Maria Rocha
Ph.D. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Research interests: political economy of Latin America; economic, social, and political development of Brazil; neoliberal globalization and resistance; U.S.-Latin American Relations.

PhD University of California, Berkeley
Department of Sociology
 
PhD Indiana University
Department of Chemistry
 
PhD University of Cambridge
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
 
PhD Yale University
Department of Sociology and Department Human Ecology
 
Assistant Professor
School of Communication and Information
 
Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Region/Country of Interest:  Peru
Aldo Lauria Santiago
Professor
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Department of History
Region/Country of Interest:  El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
 
Dean, School of Communication and Information
 
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Region/Country of Interest:  Venezuela, Mexico
PhD John Hopkins University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
PhD University of Chicago
Department of Economics, Newark
Region/Country of Interest:  Cuba
PhD Yale University
Department of American Studies and Comparitive Literature
PhD University of Michigan
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
PhD University of Kansas
Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
PhD Yale University
Department of English
Region/Country of Interest:  Caribbean
PhD University of Pennsylvania
Department of History, Camden
PhD University of California, San Diego
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
 
PhD Rutgers University
Department of History
Region/Country of Interest:  Mexico
 
PhD Columbia University
Department of History
Region/Country of Interest:  Brazil
 
PhD University of Southern California
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
 
PhD University of Chicago
Department of History
Region/Country of Interest: Mexico
PhD University of Washington
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
 
PhD University of Illinois
Department of Economics
 
Todd Wolfson
PhD University of Pennsylvania
School of Communication and Information
 
Cesar Zucco
PhD UCLA
Department of Political Science
Region/Country of Interest:  Brazil; Research work on political parties, elections, idealogy, as well as the politics of conditional cash transfers and redistribution more broadly comparatively across the region, but with a particular focus on Brazil
 

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