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

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