Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies

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About the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program

The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program at New Jersey City University addresses the need in our pluralistic society to broaden one's knowledge about Latin America, the Caribbean, and North Americans of Latin American and Caribbean ancestry. The program focuses on the complex geopolitical, economic, social, and environmental realities of the developing countries and territories to the south of the United States, with specific emphasis on the Caribbean region. The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program also addresses the phenomenon of widespread migration of Latin American and Caribbean peoples to the United States and examines:

  • The impact of United States society on the lifestyles of the various Latin American and Caribbean groups residing in this country
  • The contribution of these groups to its culture and society
  • The development of strategies to promote the enhancement of Latin American and Caribbean cultural identities and life conditions within the framework of the cultural, social, economic, and political spectrum of the United States.

Students with majors in most academic disciplines will be able to strengthen their area of study by minoring in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies. Students interested in pursuing the minor, or in learning more about our courses, should make an appointment to speak to the chair of the department, Dr. David Blackmore.

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Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies

2021 LATI Colloquium Proposal Submission


Contact Us

Kartnousos Hall, Room 606

Dr. David Blackmore, Professor and Coordinator
Kartnoutsos Hall, Room 329
Email: dblackmore@njcu.edu
201-200-3442

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Full-Time Faculty

Dr. David Blackmore, Coordinator, Professor 
Co-Director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Brazil, LGBTQ studies, linguistics, U.S. Latinx studies

Dr. Virginia Ochoa-Winemiller, Assistant Professor 
Maya archaeology, culture geography, GIS, ethnicity, pottery analysis

Dr. Mirtha Quintanales, Associate Professor
Cultural anthropology. Spanish-speaking Caribbean; Latino communities in the U.S.; social change/social movements; women, gender and sexuality; religion; immigration; literary studies

Adjunct Faculty

Yesenia Fernández Selier, Adjunct Professor
Media studies, performance studies, African diaspora, dance

Dr. Jennifer A. McDevitt, Adjunct Professor
Conflict resolution; cultural and ethnic studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx studies; political science; qualitative research

Martha Mooke, Adjunct Professor
Electro-Acoustic Viola, Composition, Caribbean Music

Dr. Romanovski Zéphirin, Adjunct Professor
Population-migration, inter-American migration, foreign policy