Affiliated Faculty

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Ulla Berg
Associate Professor and Director
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Research Interests: Migration, community formation, Peruvian migration, ethnographic filmmaking.
Department:
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
  • Department of Anthropology
Gloria Bonilla-Santiago
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Research Interests: Community development, policy analysis, migration of women, diversity management, organizational leadership, and public policy
Department:
  • Department of Anthropology
Yarimar Bonilla
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests: Social Movements, Sovereignty, Citizenship; Caribbean, France
Department:
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Jorge Bravo
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Latin America and Mexico); American Politics; Migration and Immigration; Quantitative methods (observational and experimental)
Department:
  • Department of Political Science
Ethel Brooks
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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.
Department:
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Women's and Gender Studies
Kim Butler
Chair of Africana Studies
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Research Interests: Africana diaspora history; Brazil; race and politics of identity
Department:
  • Department of Africana Studies
  • Department of History
Jose Camacho
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Research Interests: General lingustics, syntax of Spanish, Amazonian Languages, Second Language Acquisition
Department:
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Roberto Chang
Professor
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Research Interests: International Macroeconomics, Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy, Financial Crises
Department:
  • Department of Economics
Jason Cortes
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Research Interests: 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
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and US Latino Studies Rutgers-Newark University
Carlos Decena
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Research Interests: Cultural studies of the Americas, migration and immigration, gender and sexuality, and interdisciplinary approaches to the social sciences.
Degree: PhD New York University
Department:
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
  • Department of Women & Gender Studies
Nancy Gray Diaz
Degree: PhD Rutgers University Columbia
Zaire Dinzy-Flores
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Research Interests: Puerto Rico
Degree: PhD University of Michigan
Department:
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
  • Department of Sociology
Jennifer Duprey-Colon
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Research Interests: 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.
Degree: PhD Cornell University
Pedro Erber
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Research Interests: Art and politics; Brazilian and Japanese literatures; contemporary philosophy.
Degree: PhD Cornell University
Carlos Fernandez
Research Interests: Popular religious practice and traditional music of Central America
Degree: PhD Indiana University
Department:
  • Center of Latino Arts and Culture
Janice, Fine
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Research Interests: 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.
Degree: PhD MIT
Department:
  • School of Management of Labor Relations
Nurgul Fitzgerald
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Research Interests: 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
Department:
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences
Nydia Flores
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Research Interests: Research Interests: Bilingualism Sociolinguistics, US Spanish, Second Language Acquisition
Degree: PhD City University Graduate Center
Department:
  • Graduate School of Education
Tatiana Flores
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Research Interests: Twentieth century Latin American art and contemporary art
Degree: PhD Columbia
Department:
  • Department of Art History
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Melissa Gasparotto
Research Interests: African & Latin American Studies, Spanish & Portuguese
Department:
  • Research and Instructional Services, Rutgers University Libraries
Carla Giaudrone
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Research Interests: Post-colonial theory, Latin American Modernismo, feminist theory, and gender studies
Degree: PhD New York University
Daniel M. Goldstein
Associate Professor
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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
Department:
  • Department of Anthropology
Eduardo Gomez
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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
Degree: PhD Brown University
Department:
  • Graduate School - Camden, Public Policy & Administration
Ebelia Hernandez
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Research Interests: Latinos in college, Student activism, College development
Degree: PhD Indiana University
Department:
  • Graduate School of Education
Eduardo Herrera
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Degree: PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Music History/Ethnomusicology
Department:
  • Department of Music Mason Gross
Daniel Hoffman
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Research Interests: Brazil
Degree: PhD Tufts University
Department:
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences
Areial Igal
Research Interests: The non-energetic functions of triacylglycerol (triglycerides) in human cells: role in cell membrane synthesis and cell signaling
Degree: PhD Univ of LaPlata
Department:
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • SEBS
Miguel Jimenez-Crespo
Department Director
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Research Interests: Translation and Interpreting
Degree: PhD University of Grenada, Spain
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Temma Kaplan
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Research Interests: 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.
Department:
  • Department of History
Vikki Katz
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Research Interests: 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.
Degree: PhD University of Southern California
Department:
  • School of Comminication and Information
Robert Kaufman
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Research Interests: Mexico
Degree: PhD Harvard University
Department:
  • Department of Political Science
Carl Kirschner
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Research Interests: 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
Degree: PhD Massachusetts Rutgers College
Elpedio Laguna-Diaz
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Research Interests: panish Medieval, Golden Age, and 19th snd 20th centuries Spanish literature
Degree: PhD City of New York University
Department:
  • Department of Classical and Modern Language and Literatures Rutgers University, Newark
Asela Laguna
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Research Interests: Puerto Rican/Hispanic US literature, Latin American thearet and comparative literature
Degree: PhD University of Illinois
Department:
  • Hispanic Civilization Program
Renee Larrier
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Research Interests: African and Caribbean Literatures, Literature by Women
Degree: PhD Columbia University
Department:
  • Department of French
Aldo Lauria Santiago
Professor
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Research Interests: El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
Department:
  • Department of History
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Laura Lomas
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Research Interests: 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
Degree: PhD Columbia University
Department:
  • English Department, Rutgers Newark
Tania del mar Lopez-Marrero
Research Interests: Puerto Rico, the Caribbean
Department:
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Kathleen Lopez
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Degree: PhD University of Michigan
Department:
  • Department of History
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rocio Magana
Research Interests: Mexico
Department:
  • Department of Anthropology
Nelson Maldonado-Torres
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Research Interests: Caribbean
Degree: PhD Brown University
Department:
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Regina Marchi
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Research Interests: Race, class, gender & media; social movements & media; community-based media; Latino media and popular culture
Degree: PhD UC San Diego
Department:
  • School of Communication and Information, Journalism and Media Studies
Jorge Marcone
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Research Interests: Peru
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese

PhD University of Texas at Austin

Geisa Maria Rocha
Research Interests: Research interests: political economy of Latin America; economic, social, and political development of Brazil; neoliberal globalization and resistance; U.S.-Latin American Relations.
Degree: Ph.D. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Bonnie McCay
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Research Interests: Ecological and economic anthropology, fisheries and wildlife, common property; North America, Caribbean Africa.
Degree: PhD Columbia University
Department:
  • Department of Human Ecology
Sandra Medina
Graduate Student
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Department of Cinema Studies
Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
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Research Interests: Colonial Mexico and Peru
Degree: PhD Berkeley College
Department:
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Ann Mische
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Research Interests: Brazil
Degree: PhD New School of Social Research
Department:
  • Department of Sociology
Sean Mitchell
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Research Interests: Brazil, Peru
Degree: PhD University of Chicago
Department:
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Newark College of Arts & Sciences
Eduardo Moncada
Research Interests: Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico
Degree: PhD Brown University
Department:
  • Department of Political Science
Robert Montemayor
Research Interests: Journalism and Media Studies, Latinos in Southern California
Department:
  • Latino Information Network at Rutgers
  • School of Communication and Information / SAS
Isabel Nazario
Degree: PhD CUNY
Department:
  • Academic and Public Partnership for Arts and Humanities
Julio Nazario
Coordinates Honors Colloquia, outreach, co-curricular programs and assessment for the SAS Honors Program
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Research Interests: He also has a strong interest in philosophy. He is a practicing artist and exhibit prints and photography all over the country.
Degree: PhD CUNY
Department:
  • School of Arts and Sciences - Honors Program
Arturo Osorio-Fernandez
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Degree: PhD University of Massachusetts
Department:
  • Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
Margaret Persin
Degree: PhD Indiana University
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Carlos Raul Navarez
Research Interests: Caribbean literature and culture, contemporary Spanish American literature.
Degree: PhD Columbia University
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Phillip Rothwell
Degree: PhD University of Cambridge
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Nelson Maldonado-Torres
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Research Interests: Finiancial management in nonprofits administrative issues, Hispanic issues, geographic information systems and geospatial statistics.
Degree: PhD Brandeis
Department:
  • School of Social Work
Jose Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Department:
  • School of Communication and Information
Carlos Sieiglie
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Research Interests: Cuba
Degree: PhD University of Chicago
Department:
  • Department of Economics, Newark
Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui
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Degree: PhD Yale University
Department:
  • Department of American Studies
  • Department of Comparative Literature
Camilla Stevens
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Degree: PhD University of Kansas
Department:
  • Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Damaris Otero-Torres
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Degree: PhD University of California, San Diego
Department:
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Leonardo Vazquez
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Degree: PhD University of Southern California
Department:
  • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Francisco Werner
Degree: PhD University of Washington
Department:
  • Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Cesar Zucco
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Research Interests: 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
Degree: PhD UCLA 
Department:
  • Department of Political Science