Affiliate Faculty

Bonilla, Yarimar

Bonilla Yarimar 2014Associate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Anthropology, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Chicago

Research Interests: social movements and political imaginaries in the non-sovereign Caribbean

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Profile: https://anthro.rutgers.edu/fac/487-yarimar-bonilla

Butler, Kim D.

Butler KimAssociate Professor in Africana Studies, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. History, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: blacks in Brazil and black diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Profile: https://africanastudies.rutgers.edu/faculty-mainmenu-134/88-sample-faculty-item-2

Cortés, Jason

Jason CortezAssistant Professor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, and American Studies, Rutgers University Newark

Ph.D. Latin American Literature, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests: Caribbean literature, US Latina/o literature, Contemporary Latin American literature and culture, Gender Studies, and Critical Theory

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Profile: https://sasn.rutgers.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/jason-cortes

Decena, Carlos

Decena CarlosAssociate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. American Studies, New York University

Research Interests: cultural studies of the Americas and gender and sexuality

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Profile: https://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/faculty/core-faculty/127-carlos-decena

Dinzey-Flores, Zaire

Dinsey-Flores ZaireAssociate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Sociology, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. Public Policy and Sociology, University of Michigan

Research Interests: urban space, community life and social inequality in a comparative Caribbean-U.S. framework

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Profile: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/47-zaire-dinzey-flores

Edmondson, Belinda

BelindaProfessor, English, African American and African Studies; affiliate faculty, American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Migration, Rutgers University Newark

Ph.D. English, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Caribbean, African, African American, and African diaspora literatures and cultures

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Profile: https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/about-us/have-you-met-rutgers-newark/belinda-edmondson

Flores, Tatiana

Tatiana FloresAssociate Professor in Art History and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Research Interests: Latin American and Caribbean art and visual studies

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Profile: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/48-tatiana-flores

Fuentes, Marisa

Marissa FuentesAssistant Professor in Women and Gender Studies and History, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Research Interests: race, gender and sexuality in the 18th century urban Atlantic

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Profile: https://history.rutgers.edu/faculty-directory/346-fuentes-marisa

Iannini, Christopher

Chris IanniniAssociate Professor in English, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. English, CUNY

Research Interests: 18th century circum-Caribbean

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Profile: https://english.rutgers.edu/cb-profile/ciannini.html

Lahr Vivaz, Elena

Elena Lahr VivazAssistant Professor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Rutgers - Newark

PhD, Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Latin American film and fiction, Mexican melodramas, the Cuban archipelago

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Profile: https://sasn.rutgers.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/elena-lahr-vivaz

Larrier, Renee

Larrier ReneeProfessor and Chair, Department of French, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. French, Columbia University

Research Interests: French-language literatures in the Caribbean and Africe, Women writers

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Profile: https://french.rutgers.edu/faculty-members/458-renee-larrier

Lomas, Laura

Laura LomasAssociate Professor, English and American Studies; Affiliate, Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University - Newark

Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Research Interests: Latina/o and Caribbean literature, culture and literary history, translation and transcultural studies

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Profile: https://sasn.rutgers.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/laura-lomas

López, Kathleen

Kathy LopezAssociate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and History, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. History, University of Michigan

Research Interests: Asians in Latin America and the Caribbean, Postemancipation Caribbean societies, race and ethnicity in the Americas, International Migration

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Profile: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/50-kathleen-lopez

Maldonado Torres, Nelson

Nelson-Maldonado-TorresAssociate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. Religious Studies, Brown University

Research Interests: Caribbean intellectual thought, de-colonial ethics and epistemologies

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Profile: https://complit.rutgers.edu/component/content/article/86-faculty-personal-pages/235-nelson-maldonado-torres

Martinez San Miguel, Yolanda

Martinez-SanMiguel Yolanda 2014Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, UC Berkeley

Research Interests: French, Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean literary and cultural studies

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Profile: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/53-yolanda-martinez-san-miguel

Mathes, Carter

Carter MathesAssociate Professor in English, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Research Interests: Anglophone Caribbean, African American, and Black Diaspora, literary and sound studies

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Profile: https://english.rutgers.edu/cb-profile/cmathes.html

Nerlekar, Anjali

Anjali NerlekarAssistant Professor in African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. English, University of Kansas

Research Interests: Anglophone South Asian diaspora, Trinidad, literary studies

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Profile: https://www.amesall.rutgers.edu/faculty-navmenu-141/156-anjali-nerlekar

Stephens, Michelle

Michelle StephensProfessor I in English and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. American Studies, Yale University

Research Interests: African American, American, Caribbean and Black Diaspora Literature and Culture

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Profile: https://english.rutgers.edu/cb-profile/mas732.html

Stevens, Camilla

Camilla StevensAssociate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers - New Brunswick

Ph.D. Spanish and Portugese, University of Kansas

Research Interests: Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean performance studies

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Profile: https://latcar.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/82-camilla-stevens