As we are approaching the end of the Spring Semester and the 2022-2023 academic year, CLAS would like to highlight some of our faculty's accomplishments, news, projects, and publications!


Kenneth Sebastian León has been awarded the Rutgers 2022-23 School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. He has also written three articles, the first being  "Techno-Bureaucratic Race-Making: Latino (Mis)Representation in Criminology and Criminal Justice Knowledge Claims" with Andrea Gómez Cervantes. This article was published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. In Ethnography, "Carceral Ethnography in a Time of Pandemic: Examining Migrant Detention and Deportation," with Ulla D. Berg and Sarah R. Tosh. And, in Crime, Law and Social Change, "Regulatory Theater in the Pork Industry: How the Capitalist State Harms Workers, Farmers, and Unions," with Ivy Ken. 


Hyacinth Miller won a Rutgers Global Grant to curate a faculty-led study abroad program in Barbados and she will run the inaugural program in two weeks with seven students, one from New Brunswick. The goal is to learn about a different Caribbean nation (reparations, climate, cultural retention, women, geopolitics) every two to three years. After Barbados, she is considering Curacao or Antigua and Barbuda for 2026.


Sean T. Mitchell coauthored an article published by Cambridge University Press called "Mobility Interrupted: A New Framework for Understanding Anti-Left Sentiment Among Brazil’s “Once-Rising Poor” with Benjamin Junge, Charles H. Klein, and Matthew Spearly.


Daniel Da Silva is co-director of Queer Aqui which will be hosting a conference in Rio de Janeiro on May 25, 2023 called "Together in Hard Times/ Juntos em tempos difíceis." Queer Aqui Rio focuses on questions about the reliance of new right-wing populist regimes on homophobic, transphobic and misogynist ideologies. At the same time, they consider multiple forms of queer and trans life in Rio, and in the global south in general, which craft creative, powerful and impactful responses to these new forms of oppression.


Peter Guarnaccia has retired as of January 1, 2023 and would like to highlight some of his accomplishments during his 37 year career at Rutgers: Guarnaccia was a Professor in the Department of Human Ecology and Investigator at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. During his time at Rutgers, he was honored with the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award in 2022. He published 70 peer reviewed articles, 11 chapters in edited collections, and 10 special reports (his work has been cited more than 10,000 times according to Google Scholar). He taught courses on social and ecological aspects of health and disease, health in the Latino community,  and many more. 


Laura Lomas has written an essay for Modernism/Modernity, a scholarly journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Her essay "Desdoblamiento after Colonization: Julia de Burgos’s Latinx Modernism" will go live at the above link within the next few weeks. 


Congratulations, all!