Faculty and Staff

Chair and Directors

Dr. Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber

Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Programs
o: NAC 7/112B
e:  isilber@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Anthropology of Central America
  • Disability Services
  • Gender and Postwar
  • Higher Education
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Migration
Dr. Sarah Muir

Associate Professor and Director, International and Global Studies
o: NAC 7/114B
e:  smuir@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Ethical Evaluation
  • Financial Crisis
  • Political Critique
  • Practical Logics of Economic Investment
  • Social Class
Dr. Asale Angel-Ajani

Associate Professor and Director, Women's and Gender Studies
o: NAC 7/113B
e:  aangelajani@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Drug Trafficking and Women
  • Global Trends in the Incarceration and Imprisonment of Women and Girls
  • Human Rights in Africa, Latin America, and Asia
  • Immigration Detention
  • Immigration and Refugees in Europe, Africa, and Asia
Dr. Sherrie Baver

Professor and Interim Director, Latin American and Latino Studies
o: NAC 6/108
e:  sbaver@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Environmental justice in Latin America
  • Environmental democracy in Latin America
Dr. Norma E. Fuentes-Mayorga (on sabbatical)

Director, Latin American and Latino Studies
o: NAC 6/108C
e:  nfuentes@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Women-led Migration
  • Sorting of brown and black workers in service jobs
  • Solo migrant mothers
  • Housing the undocumented
  • Dominican, Mexican immigration
  • Racialization
  • Educational mobility
  • Daughters of Dominican and Moroccan immigrants


Administrative Staff

Stephanie E. Barnes

Administrative Specialist, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Programs
o: NAC 7/114
e:  sbarnes1@ccny.cuny.edu
p: 212.650.8663

Natalie Meyers

CUNY Office Assistant, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Programs
o: NAC 7/112
e:  nmeyers@ccny.cuny.edu
p: 212.650.7350

Arancy Lopez

College Assistant, Latin American and Latino Studies
o: NAC 6/108
e:  alopez033@citymail.cuny.edu


Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, MD

Sternberg Family Professor of Leadership
o: NAC 6/107B
e:  dchokshi@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Health Equity
  • Health Policy
  • Intersection of Health/Medicine and Social Justice
  • Leadership Development
  • Population Health
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
Cristina Jiménez Moreta

Distinguished Lecturer
o: NAC 6/137
e:  cjimenezmoreta@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Community Organizing
  • Immigration
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Power and Strategy
  • Social Movements
Dr. Omnia Khalil

Lecturer Doctorate
o: NAC 7/112C
e:  okhalil@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Cities
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Critical Urban Geography
  • Egypt
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Securitization
  • Violence
Dr. Iris Lopez

Distinguished Lecturer
o: NAC 6/108
e:  ilopez@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Mainland and Hawai’i
  • Globalization
  • Women of color
  • Gender Issues
  • Pre-Natal Care
  • Sterilization Abuse
  • Reproductive Rights Policy and Politics
  • Education of Latino Youth
  • Diversity and Change in the Latino Community.
Shanelle Matthews

Distinguished Lecturer
o: NAC 6/130
e:  smatthews@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Black Liberation
  • Narrative Power
  • Rhetoric of Social Movements
  • U.S. leftist social movements
Dr. Gregory Duff Morton

Assistant Professor
o: NAC 7/114A
e:  gmorton@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Comparative Welfare States
  • Conditional Cash Transfers
  • Urban-to Rural Migration
  • Marxism in Anthropology
  • Northeastern Brazil
  • Plantations and Pleasantries
  • Social Work and Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Meetings Inside Organizations
Dr. Prash Naidu

Associate Professor
o: NAC 7/113D
e:  pnaidu@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Air Pollution
  • Coastal Resilience
  • Critical Urban Geography
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Disparities
  • Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies
  • Intersection of Health/Medicine and Social Justice
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Natural Resources
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Urban Sustainability
Dr. Matthew C. Reilly (on sabbatical)

Associate Professor
o: NAC 7/113A
e:  mreilly@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Historical archaeology
  • Whiteness
  • Social construction of race and structural racism
  • Intersections of race, class, gender, colonialism, and capitalism in the Atlantic World
  • Origins of modern racial discourse
  • Development of whiteness as a racial identity and ideological concept
Dr. Lindsay Zafir

Distinguished Lecturer
o: NAC 6/203B
e:  lzafir@ccny.cuny.edu

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • History of sexuality, science, and social movements
  • Intersection of labor and climate justice

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