Affiliated Students

Alonso Bejarano, Carolina

Ph.D. student in Women and Gender Studies

Research Interests: Decolonial theory, migration studies, New Jersey history

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Castromán, Margarita

Ph.D. student in English

Research Interests: 20/21 US Literatures; Latino/a Literatures; African-American Literatures; Caribbean Literatures; Archive Theory and Practice. Region of Study: U.S.; Caribbean (particularly Hispanophone Caribbean)

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Deonaire, Phedra

Ph.D. student in English Literature

Research Interests: Caribbean literature (focus on Trinidadian literature)

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Gaynair, Marlene Hyacinth

Ph.D. student in History

Research Interests: African Diaspora/Atlantic World, African-American History; Black Atlantic/African Diaspora, specifically the social and cultural histories of the Caribbean diaspora in North America during the twentieth century

Dissertation: Complications of Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Creating Jamaican Identity and Citizenship in NYC and Toronto, 1945-1995

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Gonzalez, Shawn

Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature

Research Interests: 20th and 21st Century Caribbean literature, decolonial theory, literary multilingualism, translation studies. Region of Study: Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanic Caribbean. Dissertation: “Translating Linguistic Conflicts: A Decolonial Perspective on Multilingual Caribbean Literature.” My dissertation will focus on how multilingual literature from the Caribbean engages in political debates about language in the region.

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Kelly, William

Ph.D. student in History

Research Interests: Latin American, Caribbean and Cuban history. Cuba, revolutionary era housing reform, 1960-1980s

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Mahecha Groot, Ana M.

Ph.D. student in Geography

Research Interests: community-based adaptation, climate change,global environmental changes, environmental education, environmental health, Caribbean and Andean region

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Martínez, Enmanuel

Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature

Research Interests: Caribbean and Caribbean diasporic literatures and criticism (Spanish, Anglophone and Francophone), archipelagic American studies, archive theory, decolonial thought, and postcolonial trauma studies

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Miller, Hyacinth

Ph.D. student in Global Urban Studies

Research Interests: Caribbean-born elected officials in the US, Immigrant Political Incorporation, Women of Color in elected leadership, U.S. Immigration Policy, Africanborn elected officials in the U.S.

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Pritchett, Danielle N.

Ph.D. student in Political Sciences

Research Interests: manipulating quotas: parties, placement and women's political participation in Brazil and the Dominican Republic

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Ramon, Donavan L.

Ph.D. student in African American Literature

Research Interests: narratives of racial passing over the 20th century. Title of Dissertation: “These Narratives of Racial Passing Have From the Dead”: Redefining Racial Passing in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Imagination.” 

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Sharpe, Charlene

Ph.D. student in Geography

Research Interests: climate change, disaster management, food security, urbanization, Caribbean

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Thomas, Tashima

Ph.D. student in Art History

Research Interests: art and visual culture, fashion, film, music, popular culture, food studies, and critical race theory. Art of the African Diaspora in the Americas

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Tirado, Sofia

Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature

Research Interests: race and ethnicity in the US, Brazil, the Caribbean

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Ureña, Carolyn

Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature

Research Interests: phenomenology, cinema studies, medical humanities, decolonial thought

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Vizcaíno, Rafael

Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature

Research Interests: Caribbean and Latin America critical philosophical and theoretical work and how they challenge the presuppositions and aims of Anglo-European philosophy and critical theory

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Winchester, Giselle

Ph.D. student in Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: Feminine and feminist literature, Hispanic Caribbean literature and Caribbean Diaspora

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Young, Kevin C.

Ph.D. student in History

Research Interests: Transnational Indigenous History of Greater/Circum-Caribbean in Colonial and Early Modern Periods; Identity, Power, and Culture; Colonial and Modern LA; Global Comparative/World; Atlantic World; Slavery and Diasporas; Migration. Dissertation: Enslavement of Mainland Native Americans in Cuba, from Bourbon Reforms to Post-Independence Eras. The theme embraces genocide, slavery in different guises, ethnogenesis, and memory

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