Graduate Student Bios
Graduate Student Bios
The students profiled below are currently earning graduate degrees in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies.
Education / Degrees
Ph.D. Candidate, Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS), Expected May 2021
Master of Arts in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS), May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, minor: Business Administration, May 2000
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
University at Albany
The significance of study cases in qualitative research methods - International Migration, Remittances, and Gender. Ethnographic Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) – Work in Progress
Peruvian International Migration, Remittances and Gender: From the Local to the Global" Latin American Perspectives (LASA) – Work in Progress
XXXIII International Conference 2019 - Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Doctoral Thesis – Proposal: "The Emotional Cost of Migration: Peruvian Women Migrants' in the U.S" - 05/2019
31st Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC). "Migration, Remittances, and Gender: A Qualitative Study of the Peruvian Province of Callao." - 02/2019
MS, MA, PhD Candidate
Pioneras Mujeres Con Gambetas: (en)gendering territories en la historia del fútbol argentino
University at Albany
University at Albany
Apelanz, Ildefonso (2020). Argentina in the Women's World Cup Mexico 1971: a collaborative approach to building a theoretical landmark. In Carvalho, J. (Ed) Sports Media History: Culture, Technology, Identity (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/978042928775
BA in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies, University at Albany, May 2020
BA in Economics, University at Albany, May 2020
The Real Potential of Renewable Energy in Mexico
Research Interest: Violence and Drug trafficking; Death Studies; Cultural Sociology, Mass Media & Culture, Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Puerto Rico
Education / Degrees:
M.A.C. in Media & Contemporary Culture, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, 2020.
M.A. in Sociology (With Distinction), Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 2016.
B.A. in Political Science, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 2010.
University at Albany - SUNY
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:
Peer Reviewed Articles
Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. Tepito y la Ciudad de México desde el “tercer espacio” de Ingobernable. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies, 4, (1), pp.142–158. DOI: 10.23870/marlas.231
Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. (2019). "Entre “hacer historia” y “¡Qué me velen para’o!”: velorios exóticos y marginalidad contemporánea en San Juan de Puerto Rico. Cuadernos Inter·c·a·mbio sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe, 15, (1). DOI: 10.15517/c.a..v16i1.36498. Book Sections, Chapters & Proceedings
Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. (2015). "Aspectos sociológicos sobre la narco-cultura y los ritos funerarios en Puerto Rico: El caso de la muerte del Chacal de Llorens Torres.” pp. 112-121. In María del C. Quintero Aguiló, G.J. Jiménez Fuentes, M. Joseph Haynes, G. Mejía González, D. Ursulin Mopsus (Eds.), Caribbean Without Borders: Beyond the Can(n)on's Range. Newcastle upon Tyne: UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. (2020, August). “Internet Memes as a Representation of Puerto Rican Cities: The Case of Bayamón as a Narcospace.”115th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Virtual Conference Due to COVID-19. -Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. (2019, May). “#QueCuenten: Deaths, Journalism, Politics, and Memory in Puerto Rico After Hurricane María.” XXXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association - LASA 2019. Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. [Conference Paper]
Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. (2019, April 5). “[…] más allá de la frontera nos imponen la Guerra’: The Representation of the Contemporary US – Mexico Economic and Political Relations in Ingobernable”. Economic Imaginaries in the Literature and Cinema of Spain and Latin America Symposium. Lehman College - CUNY, Bronx, New York, United States of America.
Cintrón-Gutiérrez, Luis J. (2018, May 24). “Death, Marginality, Images and Performance: Contemporary wake ceremonies in inner city of San Juan, Puerto Rico.” XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association - LASA 2018. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Marina Hernandez, MPH, MA, CHES® is a transdisciplinary scholar specializing in the fields of Public Health, Latin American Studies, and U.S. Latina/o/x Studies. Her work focuses on factors that influence health opportunities of historically excluded populations with an emphasis on gender and sexually diverse communities. As a public health scholar, adverse reproductive health outcomes are the essence of Marina’s research. She aims to contribute to scholarship on sociocultural, historical, and political barriers to health justice. When she is not doing scholarly things, Marina enjoys reading genre fiction, hiking with her partner, and spending quality time with her two cats.
MA in Latin American Studies,Tulane University, 2022
MPH, Tulane University, 2020
BA in Spanish, University of Central Oklahoma, 2017
BS in Community/Public Health, University of Central Oklahoma, 2017
Trauma del Parto: An Exploration of Obstetric Violence among Latina/o/x Communities in the U.S.
Eskildsen, N., Dejan, A., & Hernandez, M. (2020). “New Orleans Syringe Access Program and implementation of harm reduction practices.” Journal of Louisiana Public Health Association, 1(1), 38-40. https://www.flipsnack.com/jlpha/jlpha-volume-1-issue-1-november-30-2020.html
Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane. (2020). Conexión: Art and Activism in Oaxaca. New Orleans, LA. https://blue-parakeet-z4da.squarespace.com/
Hernandez, M. S. (2019, September 24). What is Public Health? Tulane School of Public Health Tropical Medicine. https://sph.tulane.edu/what-public-health
University at Albany
University of Central Oklahoma
Position: PhD Student in Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies
Research Interests: Ethnography, Race Critical Theory, Latinx, Sociology of the Body, Cultural Sociology, Disability Studies Theory, Mass Media & Culture
Dissertation Thesis Proposal: Race as Seen Through the Disability Critical Theory Perspective [In Progress]
Education / Degrees:
M.A. in Disability Studies, CUNY School of Professional Studies, New York, NY, 2017 Summa Cum Laude.
B.A. in Sociology, CUNY School of Professional Studies, New York, NY, 2014 Summa Cum Laude
Courses Taught and Currently Teaching:
CUNY School of Professional Studies Adjunct Professor in Disability Studies
An Evening of Poetry and Stories in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: To embolden the graduate students to participate the literary reading on zoom in the University at Albany, State University of New York, in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Faculty Humanities, October 16, 2020.
Participated in the literary poem reading: “Abuelito Who?” poet by Sandra Cisneros [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
Romance Studies Journal on the conference theme: “The Misrepresentation of the Disability Media Narrative “The 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference for the Romance Languages and Literature Department. State University of New York at Buffalo on April 3rd and 4th 2020
Disability Awareness Seminar Health, Education, and Research Occupations (HERO) High School. 2020
Lions Club International Highbridge District GAT Leadership Symposium: Disability Rights and Empowerment 2020
Disability Empowerment and High Education Seminar at the VISIONS Vision Center for the Blind in Spring Valley, NY 2019
CUNY SPS Attending Panelist for Undergraduate Information Session. 2019
Lions Club International Highbridge District 20-R2 Diabetes Awareness Centennial Conference at Ricardo's by the Bay. 201
Dissertation / MA Project
"Women Artists in the dictatorial regime of Omar Torrijos 1971-1981"
Major Awards and Scholarships
Miranda Pestana, Andrea Carolina. “La Isla de Pinos: Reminiscencias de Una Colonia Estadounidense Olvidada Michael Neagle. America's forgotten Colony Cuba's Isle of Pines. Cambridge University Press, 2016. PP 285. In Memorias: Revista Digital de Historia y Arqueología desde el Caribe, (38), (2019): 186-190. https://doi.org/10.14482/memor.38.972.91.
Miranda Pestana, Andrea Carolina. “School desegregation o integración forzada: raza y educación en la zona del canal de Panamá. 1954-1957.” In Los Países Centroamericanos y Colombia. Historia, relaciones y desencuentros con el Gran Caribe, edited by Raúl Román Romero and David Díaz Arias, 237-258. San Andrés: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2020.
Miranda, Andrea, Pacheco, Berena et al (2016). "Estragos de la viruela en Cartagena : limitaciones de los discursos médicos y de la política pública, 1822-1842" en, La ciudad en tiempos de epidemias : Cartagena durante el siglo XIX e inicios del XX . Universitaria Cartagena De Indias. p.23 - 58, 2016.
Miranda Pestana,Andrea Carolina, (2016) "El Packing House de Coveñas. Avances y retrocesos de la industria ganadera en la Costa Caribe Colombiana 1910-1926" en, Economía del Caribe colombiano y construcción de nación (1770-1930) . Editorial Universidad Nacional. p.233 – 263.Miranda Pestana, Andrea Carolina, & Román Romero, Raúl. (2014). Conflictos y negociaciones entre los empresarios harineros de la región andina y los de la costa caribe colombiana, 1904-1912. América Latina en la historia económica, 21(3), 176-200. Recuperado en 16 de noviembre de 2020, de http://www.scielo.org.mx/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1405-22532014000300007&lng=es&tlng=es.
Invited Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá (MAC)/ Panamá, Ciudad de Panamá - June 2021 to January 2022
Participation in a collaborative project to select artistic work preserved in the MAC collection to be integrated into the exhibition "keeping seeds in the hair"
Invited artists to participate in the exhibition
Participation in the drafting of the exhibition texts
Development of a route describing the connection between the artwork included in the exhibition and discourses on decoloniality, representation and empowerment.
Research Assistant, Panama Canal Museum Museo del Canal de Panamá/Panamá, Ciudad de Panamá - August 2020 to April 2022
Designment of annotated bibliography on migration of Afro-Caribbean workers to the Isthmus of Panama during the first decades of the 20th century.
Research of secondary sources on the racial segregation policies implemented by the authorities of the Panama Canal Zone.
Collaboration in the research process of the second phase of renovation of the exhibition.
University Art Museum/ Albany, NY
Participation in organizing the upcoming art exhibition: Libros-Arte organized with the University at Albany M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies.
Interpretation Assistant, Adirondack Experience/ Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Ph.D. Student & Health Disparities Fellow
Graduate Health Disparities Certificate, University at Albany, 2023
MA in History, University at Albany, 2021
BA in History, University at Albany, 2020
My research focuses on the experiences of Central American undocumented domestic workers in metropolitan NY from the 1970s to the present. Through the collection of oral histories, I center the voices and narratives of women participating in this labor market throughout decades, to explain immigrants’ sense of belongingness and agency despite the historic and continuous anti-immigrant discourse fixed to exclude, undermine, and deny their rights. Situated within migration, Latinx, and labor studies my research provides significant insights into remaining questions regarding Latin American immigrants’ community formation, informal labor, and the configuration of paid domestic labor in the United States.
For chapter “Scorched Earth” in Dawson, Alexander S. Latin America Since Independence: a History with Primary Sources. 3rd edition., Routledge, May 18, 2022.