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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Latino and Caribbean Studies 595  

Latino and Caribbean Studies 595

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Carlos U. Decena

Undergraduate Director: Kathleen López


Aldo Lauria-Santiago, B.A., Princeton; M.A., New York; Ph.D., Chicago

Nelson Maldonado-Torres, B.A., Puerto Rico; Ph.D., Brown

Michelle Stephens, B.A., Stony Brook; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Associate Professors:

Ulla Berg, B.A., M.Phil., Copenhagen; M.A., Ph.D., New York

Yarimar Bonilla, B.A., Puerto Rico; M.A., New Mexico; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Carlos U. Decena, B.A., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., New York

Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, B.A., Harvard; M.U.P., Ph.D., Michigan

Lilia Fernández, B.A., Harvard; Ed.M., Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., San Diego

Tatiana Flores, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Kathleen López, B.A., Virginia; M.A., Cornell; Ph.D., Michigan

Camilla Stevens, B.A., Tulane; M.A., New Mexico; Ph.D., Kansas

Assistant Professors:

Kenneth Sebastián León, B.S., Florida State; M.A., George Washington; Ph.D., American

Yalidy M. Matos, B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State

Omaris Z. Zamora, B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Texas

Teaching Instructor:

Carolina Alonso Bejarano, B.A., Los Andes (Colombia); M.Sc., London; Ph.D., Rutgers

The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) offers a program of study that examines the histories, politics, and cultures of both U.S. Latino and Caribbean populations. We employ interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and transnational approaches to consider the ways U.S. Latino and Caribbean communities have been, and continue to be, shaped by the legacies of colonialism, slavery, globalization, and social, artistic, and intellectual activism. The department's interdisciplinary faculty and major/minor curriculum expose students to a wide range of scholarship, intellectual debates, and methodologies drawn from the social sciences and the humanities. We also offer a departmental certificate in multicultural competence to students who take 9 credits offered by LCS. The certificate enables students to demonstrate competency in one of the most important areas of change in the United States in the 21st century: the formation of an increasingly multicultural society. The department works closely with students to foster a comprehensive learning experience by teaching them to write well, speak articulately, and think analytically and creatively. These skills prepare students for success in many careers and fields of study in graduate or professional schools.

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