Director

Aldo Lauria Santiago

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alauria@lcs.rutgers.edu
Director
Professor
Department: Latino and Caribbean Studies; History
Research Interests: El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, History of Latin America, Peasant and Working Class History, Revolt and Revolution, Puerto Rico, Caribbean History, Puerto Ricans & Latinos in the US, New York City.
Personal Website: http://lauria.rutgers.edu/

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Yesenia Barragan

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yesenia.barragan@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: History
Research Interests: transnational histories of race, slavery, and emancipation in Afro-Latin America and the African diaspora in the Americas
Personal Website: https://history.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/details/56-professors/1137-barragan-yesenia

Ulla Berg

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uberg@lcs.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Anthropology
Research Interests: Migration, community formation, Peruvian migration, ethnographic filmmaking.
Personal Website: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/core-faculty/43-ulla-berg

Ethel Brooks

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ethel.brooks@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies
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.
Personal Website: https://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/faculty/core-faculty/645-brooks-ethel

Nicole Burrowes

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n.burrowes@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Department of History
Research Interests: African Diaspora; Modern Caribbean and African American History
Personal Website: https://history.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/details/56-professors/1212-burrowes-nicole

Kim Butler

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kbutler@africana.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Africana Studies; History
Research Interests: Africana diaspora history; Brazil; race and politics of identity
Personal Website: https://africanastudies.rutgers.edu/faculty-mainmenu-134/88-sample-faculty-item-2

Roberto Chang

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chang@econ.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Economics
Research Interests: International Macroeconomics, Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy, Financial Crises
Personal Website: http://econweb.rutgers.edu/rchang/

Laura Cuesta

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lcuesta@ssw.rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: School of Social Work
Research Interests: Her research focuses on understanding how countries approach social problems emerging from dramatic changes in family structure, especially the increasing proportion of children being raised apart from one of their parents (usually their father), and the extent and consequences of these rapid transformations of families worldwide. 
Personal Website: https://socialwork.rutgers.edu/faculty-staff/laura-cuesta

Daniel Da Silva

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ddsilva@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: Gender, sexuality, race, performance and popular music in the Portuguese-speaking world
Personal Website: https://span-port.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/faculty-directory/814-daniel-da-silva

Carlos Decena

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cudena@lcs.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Women & Gender Studies
Research Interests: Cultural studies of the Americas, migration and immigration, gender and sexuality, and interdisciplinary approaches to the social sciences.
Personal Website: https://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/faculty/core-faculty/127-carlos-decena

Zaire Z. Dinzey

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zdinzey@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Sociology
Research Interests: Puerto Rico
Personal Website: https://sociology.rutgers.edu/faculty/menu-ii/152-dinzey-flores-zaire

Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello

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mg.dominguez-bello@rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology; SEBS
Research Interests: Microbiome development from birth, functions for the host, microbial transmission, microbiota, strategies for restoration, Westernization and environmental microbes and human exposures, urban studies and microbial ecology
Personal Website: https://dbm.rutgers.edu/personnel/maria-gloria-dominguez-bello.html

Darius V. Echeverría

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dariuse@lcs.rutgers.edu
Instructor
Department: Latino & Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Mexican American History; Latino History
Personal Website: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/instructors

Carlos Fernandez

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cafernan@echo.rutgers.edu
CLAC Director
Department: Latino Arts and Culture
Research Interests: Popular religious practice and traditional music of Central America
Personal Website: http://clac.rutgers.edu/administration/

Priscilla Ferreira

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priscilla.fer@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Geography
Research Interests: Afro-Latinx Geographies, Black solidarity economies, urban geography, Afro-Latina feminisms, and decolonial methodologies and pedagogical praxis.
Personal Website: https://geography.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/918-ferreira-priscilla

Janice R. Fine

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jrfine@smlr.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Management of Labor Relations
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.
Personal Website: https://smlr.rutgers.edu/faculty-staff/janice-r-fine

Nurgul Fitzgerald

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nurgul.fitzgerald@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Nutritional Sciences
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
Personal Website: http://nutrition.rutgers.edu/faculty/nurgul-fitzgerald.html

Tatiana Flores

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Tatiana.flores@rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Art History; Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Twentieth century Latin American art and contemporary art
Personal Website: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/core-faculty/48-tatiana-flores

Juan Gonzalez

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juan.gonzalez1@rutgers.edu
RICHARD D. HEFFNER PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY AND PROFESSOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
Department: Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication and Information
Research Interests: Journalism; mass media history; federal mass communications policy; history of Latinos in the United States; Puerto Rico-U.S. relations; immigration, race and labor relations; the role of dissident movements in social change
Personal Website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/gonzalez-juan-d

Peter Guarnaccia

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gortch@sebs.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Anthropology
Research Interests: culture and mental health: cultural analyses of psychiatric epidemiology; the cultural syndromes and psychiatric epidemiology and clinical research; family caregiving and illness; cultural competence in mental health services; culture change among immigrants
Personal Website: https://humanecology.rutgers.edu/faculty.asp?fid=31

Ebelia Hernandez

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Ebelia.hernandez@gse.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Graduate School of Education
Research Interests: Latinos in college, Student activism, College development
Personal Website: https://gse.rutgers.edu/ebelia_hernandez

Daniel Hoffman

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dhoffman@sebs.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Nutritional Sciences
Research Interests: The long-term health implications of poor growth (Growth and metabolism) and changes in household food intake during economic crises.
Personal Website: http://nutrition.rutgers.edu/faculty/daniel-hoffman.html

Miguel Jimenez-Crespo

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jimenez.miguel@rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: Translation and Interpreting
Personal Website: https://span-port.rutgers.edu/translation-and-interpreting/people/faculty/faculty-list/857-miguel-a-jimenez-crespo-phd

Vikki Katz

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vkatz@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: School of Communication and Information
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.
Personal Website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/katz-vikki-s

Robert Kaufman

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kaufrutger@aol.com
Distinguished Professor
Department: Political Science
Research Interests: Mexico
Personal Website: https://polisci.rutgers.edu/people/department-directory/details/1619-robertkaufman

Renee Larrier

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rlarrier@rci.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: French
Research Interests: African and Caribbean Literatures, Literature by Women
Personal Website: https://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/for-faculty/262-renee-larrier

Jeffrey Lawrence

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jl1977@rutgers.edu
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
Department: English
Research Interests: 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture, Latin American/Hemispheric Studies
Personal Website: https://english.rutgers.edu/people/faculty-profiles/details/6489-lawrence-jeffrey.html

Tamara Lee

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tl466@smlr.rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Labor Studies and Employment Relations, School of Management and Labor Relations
Research Interests: Political and economic reform in Cuba U.S. labor and employment law
Personal Website: https://smlr.rutgers.edu/faculty-staff/tamara-lee

Kenneth Sebastian León, Ph.D.

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kenneth.sebastian.leon@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: LCS and Criminal Justice Program
Research Interests: crimes of the powerful; political economies of justice systems; carceral studies; race and justice; food systems
Personal Website: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/core-faculty/240-kenneth-sebastian-leon

Rafael Logroño

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rl875@rutgers.edu
Teaching Instructor
Department: Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication and Information
Research Interests: identity, media, and social justice, with an emphasis on Latinx communities
Personal Website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/logrono-rafael

Kathleen Lopez

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kmlopez@lcs.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: History; Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Latin American and Caribbean History, Asians in Latin America and the Caribbean, Race and Ethnicity in the Americas, Diaspora and International Migration, Cuba
Personal Website: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/50-kathleen-lopez

Nelson Maldonado-Torres

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nmtorres@lcs.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Caribbean
Personal Website: https://complit.rutgers.edu/component/content/article/86-faculty-personal-pages/235-nelson-maldonado-torres

Regina Marchi

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rmarchi@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: School of Communication and Information; Journalism and Media Studies
Research Interests: Race, class, gender & media; social movements & media; community-based media; Latino media and popular culture
Personal Website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/marchi-regina

Jorge Marcone

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Jorge.marcone@rutgers.edu
Professor and Associate Dean in the Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: Peru
Personal Website: https://span-port.rutgers.edu/faculty/150-jorge-marcone

Andrea Marston

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ajm469@geography.rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Geography
Research Interests: Cultural politics and political economies of natural resources in Latin America, “green frontiers,” Bolivia
Personal Website: http://www.andreajmarston.com/

Hyacinth Miller

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Instructor and Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, New Brunswick
Research Interests: Caribbean Studies, Caribbean immigrants in the Diaspora, immigrant women and women of color in elected leadership, immigrant political incorporation and comparative politics
Personal Website: https://sasn.rutgers.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/hyacinth-miller

Arturo E. Osorio Fernandez

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osorio@business.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Department: Rutgers Business School
Research Interests: Management & Global Business
Personal Website: https://www.business.rutgers.edu/faculty/arturo-e-osorio-fernandez

Damaris Otero-Torres

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dotero@spanport.rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: Spanish Golden Age literature; cultural and gender studies theory
Personal Website: https://span-port.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/30-personnel/faculty/155-damaris-otero-torres

Pilar Rau

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pkr28@anthropology.rutgers.edu
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Anthropology
Research Interests: Cultural anthropology; visual arts; media studies; sociolinguistics; religion; aesthetics, visual anthropology, and economic anthropology; Latin America; Peru;
Personal Website: https://www.anthro.rutgers.edu/fac/629-pilar-rau

Shanna Jean-Baptiste

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Sj861@french.rutgers.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department: French
Research Interests: Francophone West African and Caribbean literatures, particularly Haitian literature; identity formation and gender politics; visual art and music; and Afrofuturist aesthetics in the Francophone world
Personal Website: https://www.french.rutgers.edu/people/postdoctoral-fellow

Kevon Rhiney

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kevon.rhiney@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Geography
Research Interests: global change, rural agrarian livelihoods, biopolitics, political ecology, environmental justice, postcolonial thought, Caribbean region
Personal Website: https://geography.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/471-rhiney-kevon

Robert Ramos

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bobramos@lcs.rutgers.edu
Instructor
Department: Latino and Caribbean Studies
Research Interests: Music of the Caribbean; New York Latin Music; Caribbean and Latino Studies; Percussion

Shantee Rosado

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shantee.rosado@rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor
Department: Africana Studies
Research Interests: Her work examines racial inequalities and identities among Latinxs in the U.S. and Latin America, as well as Afro-Latinxs in popular culture.
Personal Website: https://africanastudies.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/people-list/30-faculty/258-rosado-shantee

Jorge Reina Schement

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jr.schement@rutgers.edu
Distinguished Professor
Department: School of Communication and Information
Research Interests: Inequality History Networks Digital Inequality Public Policymaking Social Justice
Personal Website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/schement-jorge-reina

Laura Schneider

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Laura.schneider@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: Geography
Research Interests: Land systems science, tropical ecosystems, remote sensing, Latin America
Personal Website: https://geography.rutgers.edu/faculty/faculty-core/90-faculty-schneider

Marcy Schwartz

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mschwartz@spanport.rutgers.edu
Professor and Chair
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: 20th century Latin American literature and culture, with particular emphasis on urban studies, exile, photography, and public culture.
Personal Website: https://span-port.rutgers.edu/faculty/161-marcy-schwartz

Tatiana Seijas

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tatiana.seijas@rutgers.edu
Associate Professor
Department: History
Research Interests: Early Modern Global History, Pacific World, and Latin America
Personal Website: https://history.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/details/56-professors/1066-seijas-tatiana

Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui

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bensj@echo.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: American Studies; Comparative Literature
Research Interests: Latino/a Literature and Culture, XXth-Century Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, gender theory and sexuality studies, and psychoanalysis.
Personal Website: https://amerstudies.rutgers.edu/faculty-menu/core-faculty/ben-sifuentes-jauregui

Michelle A. Stephens

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Mas732@english.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: English
Research Interests: Caribbean
Personal Website: https://english.rutgers.edu/cb-profile/mas732.html

Thomas Stephens

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tstephens@spanport.rutgers.edu
Professor
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: Race and ethnicity in Latin America and questions of language and social contexts.
Personal Website: https://span-port.rutgers.edu/personnel/30-faculty/164-thomas-m-stephens