Faculty/Staff

Director

Dr. Patricia Mathews-Salazar
Email: pmathews@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 220-1221
Room: S-642
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Ana Daniels
Email: adaniels@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 220-1370

Full-Time Faculty

Judith Anderson, Assistant Professor
Professor Judith Anderson has taught and conducted scholarly research in areas including the African Diaspora in the Americas; Latin American Studies, and Race and Identity in Argentina. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology, with an Interdisciplinary focus in Film and Media Studies from the University of Florida at Gainesville, where she also completed a master's degree in Anthropology, as well as an advanced graduate certificate in Latin American Studies. Before joining the faculty at BMCC, Professor Anderson taught Latino Urban Ethnography and other subjects at Hunter College/CUNY and York College/CUNY, and she taught in Study Abroad programs in both Brazil and Argentina through the College of New Rochelle. She is widely published, with articles focusing on the experience of the politics of Black identity in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Afro-Descendants in the Americas and other topics.

Rigoberto Andino Jr., Instructor
Professor Rigoberto Andino holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management at Monroe College, Bronx, New York, and a Masters of Arts in Sociology at Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York. He is currently writing his dissertation entitled, “The Complex relationship between urban slavery, kinship ties, gender and race in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico at the cusp of emancipation.” His research interest include the study of slavery and the African Diaspora, colonialism(s), African American and Latino history.

Darryl Brock-Villanueva, Assistant Professor
Professor Brock Villanueva received his Ph.D. in Latin American History from Fordham University (2014) and M.A. in history from Claremont Graduate University (2009), with earlier B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Auburn University and the University of South Florida. He specializes on U.S. colonial science, modernization and identity in the Caribbean. His dissertation on American imperialism in Puerto Rico will be forthcoming as the book Botanical Monroe Doctrine and American Empire: The Scientific Survey of Puerto Rico (University of Alabama Press, 2017). Among his other publications is his co-edited book Mr. Science and Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution (Lexington, 2013).

Daly Guilamo, Assistant Professor
Professor Daly Guilamo received her PhD in African American Studies from Temple University (2013), her master's degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University (2007), and a degree in both English and Sociology from the University of Florida (2004). Her areas of specialization include Dominican and Haitian relations in the 21st century and Dominican nationalism and racial identity. Her doctoral dissertation is on Dominicans' attitudes towards Haitian immigrants post-2010 earthquake. Her research and teaching interests addresses the cultural and historical connections between Africa and the African Diaspora, particularly peoples of the Dominican Republic.

Kwasi Konadu, Associate Professor
Professor Kwasi Konadu received his Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University, and his master’s in African and African American Studies from Cornell University in 1999. Professor Konadu’s scholarship focuses on the cultural and social history of Africa and the worldwide African diaspora. He is the author of Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society (2007), A View from the East: Education and Cultural Nationalism (2009), The Akan Diaspora in the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2010), The Akan People: A Documentary Reader (Markus Wiener, 2013), The Akan People in Africa and the Diaspora: A Historical Reader (Markus Wiener, 2015), Transatlantic Africa, 1440s – 1888 (Oxford University Press, 2014), and The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, 2016).

Leslie A Martino-Velez, Assistant Professor
Leslie A. Martino-Velez’s research surrounds issues relating to immigration, education, race/ethnicity and language in the United States as well as in Latin America, specializing in Mexican Studies. Prior to receiving a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and a PhD in Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Professor Martino-Velez was a classroom teacher and teacher trainer for twelve years in schools in Los Angeles, New York and in Mexico.

Patricia Mathews-Salazar, Professor
Professor Patricia Mathews-Salazar is professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies. She is the current Director at the CES. Her work focuses in the South American Andes on issues of cultural heritage, indigenous and women’s rights, ethnicity and nationalism.

Segundo Pantoja, Assistant Professor
Professor Segundo Pantoja earned his M.A. in Latin American Studies from Queens College and his Ph.D. in sociology from The CUNY Graduate Center. Some of the topics Professor Pantoja has been researching are education and religion among Latinos.

Andrew Smallwood, Assistant Professor
Professor Andrew Smallwood received his B.S and M.Ed. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University, certificate in Africana Studies from The National Council for Black Studies at Ohio State University and his Ed. D. from Northern Illinois University. His interests include interdisciplinary social science research in Africana Studies including African American history, culture, education, and leadership. He has published several articles in scholarly books and journals and is the author of An Afrocentric Study of the Intellectual Development, Leadership Praxis and Pedagogy of Malcolm X (Edwin Mellen Press, 2001) and co-editor of the book Malcolm X: A Historical Reader (Carolina Academic Press, 2008).

Linta Varghese, Assistant Professor
Linta Varghese received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin. Her areas of research include the South Asian Diaspora in the United States, gender and labor, specifically paid domestic work, and transnational Asian financial flows.

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