University at Albany





Edna Acosta-Belén (Retired)

Application of postcolonial/subaltern feminist, and cultural studies theoretical approaches to the study of the Puerto Rican and U.S. Latino(a) experience.  

Jeanette Altarriba

Issues of bilingualism, second language acquisition, and language in applied settings, for Spanish-English bilinguals who represent the Caribbean and countries of Central and South America.

Christine E. Bose

Gender ; Stratification ; Labor Markets ; Occupations ; Comparative Development Issues ; Historical Sociology ; Race and Ethnicity.  

Eloise A. Briere

Initial research in Cameroon on the emergence of literary voice during the colonial period (the shift from orature to literature) led to a second phase of research on the post-colonial emergence of women’s voices. Another research interest concerns the New World francophone communities in Canada and the Caribbean and the relationship between literary expression and the creation of identity.  

Jennifer L. Burrell

Latin America/Central America and the diaspora, the Maya, political economy, structural and political violence, inequality, post-conflict transition, migration and transnationalism, human rights and human rights law, forensic anthropology in human rights cases, health, development, gender, neoliberalization, anthropology & history. 

Pedro Cabán

Race and American Political Development, Latinos and U.S. Political Economy, the political economy of U.S. - Puerto Rican relations, colonialism and imperialism during the American century, Latino Social Movements, Latino Political Mobilization and Protest Movements, Race and Ethnic Studies and the University.

José E. Cruz

Latino political participation in the Northeast, focusing on Puerto Ricans in New York and Connecticut. In particular, it explores the role of race and ethnicity in the political process, how minority elites fashion political alliances, and the role of leadership in bridging the gap between political representation and policy responsiveness.

Susan Gauss

The political and social origins of rising industrialism in postrevolutionary Mexico and  issues of gender, class, and violence in the textile industry in Mexico in the 1940's. 

Glyne Griffith

The intersection of literature, ideology and culture, and his scholarship and teaching examine the inter-relatedness of imperialist discourse and Caribbean literature and culture. 

Fernando I. Leiva

How particular economic ideas and policies transform class and gender relations in economies undergoing sustained processes of internationalization and the relationship between government-sanctioned labor market deregulation, firm-level labor "flexibility" strategies, and the changing nature of poverty and inequality. Latin American neostructuralism, its strengths and weaknesses, the kinds of transformations it enacts, and the power relations that it embeds in local institutions, culture, and populations.  

Daniel C. Levy

Private higher education around the world and the history of U.S. assistance to Latin America in the "golden age of development," mainly the postwar period. and efforts and impacts made by foundations, bilateral agencies, and multilateral banks, all working with partners in Latin America, to reform universities.  

Max Lifchitz

Lifchitz's primary production vehicle is North/South Consonance, the New York City-based contemporary music group he founded and has directed for 25 years. The North/South reference highlights the shared cultural roots of North and South American concert music, and celebrates the differences among nations embodied in the artistic expression of their citizens.  

Walter E. Little

Cultural and Ethnic Identity, Cultural Performance, Gender Relations, Marketplace and Household Economics, Transcultural Studies - Tourism, Urban Anthropology.   Areas: Mesoamerica. 

Johana Londoño


Latino/a Urban Culture in the US; Political Economy of Cities; Comparative Ethnic Studies; Social and Cultural Theory; Representations of Poverty; Social Welfare; the Cultural Politics of Architecture and Urban Design; Aesthetics and Visual Culture.

Colbert I. Nepaulsingh

Medieval Spanish literature and culture; the impact of medieval Spain on the New World; Caribbean literature and culture; Jews in medieval Spain and Jews in the New World. 

Tomás Urayoán Noel

Latino/a Literatures and Cultures, poetics of the Americas, and (U.S.) American poetry since 1950, with an emphasis on questions of performance, translation, circulation, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics.  

Jesús Alonso Regalado

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Bibliographer
Patricia de Santana Pinho

Blackness, whiteness, racism, and forms of resistance to racism. African-American roots tourism to Brazil and how it affects transnational black relations and shapes the position of Brazil in the Black Atlantic world. 

Blanca Ramos

Social Work Practice, Mental Health, Cultural Diversity, Cross-Culture Social Work and Immigrants.

Barbara Sutton

Globalization, body politics, human rights, women's and global justice movements, and intersections of inequalities based on gender, class, race-ethnicity, sexuality, and nation, particularly in Latin American contexts.  

Gilbert A. Valverde

Curriculum policy, policy analysis, evaluation and indicator systems and development assistance for education.