IUPLR Spanish Caribbean History Working Group

The working group is comprised of scholars who specialize in the study of the history, society, and culture of the peoples of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and those in immigrant communities who trace their origin to those same countries.  With an emphasis on the peoples of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, the group seeks to establish Spanish Caribbean Studies as an acknowledged, institutionalized, and well-funded field in the academy.  In addition to revitalizing research and teaching on historic and present-day aspects of Spanish Caribbean societies, the group will promote academic attention to the rich and complex interactions between the countries of origin and their emigrated communities, as well as to the equally important interactions amongst the countries of origin themselves at the regional level, and amongst their respective communities in those receiving countries where they coexist.

Working Group Members:

  • Sherrie Baver, The City College of New York
  • James Biles, CUNY International Studies Program
  • Jorge Chinea, Wayne State University
  • Eduardo Díaz, Smithsonian Institution
  • Ada Ferrer, New York University
  • Alejandro de la Fuente García, University of Pittsburgh
  • Juan Carlos Guzman, University of Notre Dame
  • Ramona Hernández, The City College of New York, CUNY
  • Félix Matos, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College
  • Marisel Moreno, University of Notre Dame
  • Lisandro Pérez, John Jay College, CUNY
  • Maria Elizabeth Rodriguez, Instituto de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales
  • Francisco Scarano, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, The City College of New York
  • Fidel Tavarez
  • Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Hunter College