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Faculty Research: Center for Ethnic Studies

Professor Anderson has conducted scholarly research in areas including the African Diaspora in the Americas; Latin American Studies, and Race and Identity in Argentina. 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.

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Professor Andino 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.

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Professor Brockington has organized exhibitions internationally and has worked for numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He regularly teaches African American Art.

Professor Chou specializes in International Educational Development and Asian culture and history. He is one of the original pioneer lyric writers and composers of Taiwan Campus Folk Songs and is a leading folk singer and curator, including performances and exhibitions at Lincoln Center, Mohonk Art Festival, Rubin Museum and the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island, National Park of the Statue of Liberty.

Professor Guilamo's current research 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.

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Professor Konadu’s scholarship focuses on the cultural and social history of Africa and the worldwide African diaspora.

Professor 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.

Professor Mathews-Salazar focuses in the South American Andes on issues of cultural heritage, indigenous and women’s rights, ethnicity and nationalism.

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Professor Pantoja has been researching are education and religion among Latinos.

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Professor Smallwood's research interests include interdisciplinary social science research in Africana Studies including African American history, culture, education, and leadership.

Professor Varghese's areas of research include the South Asian Diaspora in the United States, gender and labor, specifically paid domestic work, and transnational Asian financial flows.

Professor Villanueva's research specializess in U.S. colonial science, modernization and identity in the Caribbean.