ABOUT

 

Assistant Professor, Department of History and Institute of  Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs 

I am a historian of U.S. Latino/a/xs, Latin America, and the Caribbean. I have research and teaching experience in U.S. Latino/a/x studies and Latin American studies, comparative ethnic studies and women’s and gender studies, all with an emphasis on migration and transnationalism.  I received my Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  I also hold an M.A. in Latin American and Latino/a Studies from the University of Connecticut, Storrs and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

 

My first book, The Politics of Care: Puerto Ricans, Citizenship, and Migration after 1917, is under contract with Duke University Press. This book explores the role of Puerto Rican women in struggles for citizenship rights, social justice, labor reform, and decolonization.  I have also published my research in LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, ILWCH: International Labor and Working-Class History, and Modern American History.  Most recently, my article "Caring for Labor History," was published in the December 2020 issue of LABOR.  

 

This scholarship has received support from a Humanities Faculty Fellowship at the Humanities Institute at UConn, a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the History Department at Brown University, a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the SITPA Fellowship (Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement) from Duke University, the Rackham Merit Fellowship at the Graduate School of the University of Michigan, and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. 

 

 

 

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