Academic Year 2010-11
Edward Paulino, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of John Jay College, The City University of New York. Professor Paulino teaches a wide-ranging number of intensive interdisciplinary courses. His research interests include: race, genocide, borders, nation-building, Latin America and the Caribbean, the African Diaspora, and New York State history. His research was supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the PSC-CUNY Research Foundation, and the New York State Archives.
Carolina Gonzalez is a journalist and scholar focusing on Caribbean literature and arts and Latino literature and arts. She teaches at the Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Department at Rutgers University and at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her research focuses on race and nationalism, transnational intellectual and artistic communities, as well as countercultural movements. During her tenure at CUNY DSI, she developed a project on the activities of cultural agents in the emerging Dominican community in New York in the 1960s and 70s. She also served as managing editor of a special issue of the journal Camino Real devoted to the Dominican experience in the United States.
Academic Year 2009-10
Mirtha Crisóstomo, Ed.D. is Associate Professor of Management at Emmanuel College and a noted expert on educational and social issues facing immigrant college students. During her residency at CUNY DSI, she updated the Institute’s landmark study “Against all Odds: Dominican Students in New York.” In addition, she did research on the predictive value of socio-demographic, language acquisition, college experience and placement test variables in the academic success of immigrant students.
Irmary Reyes-Santos, Ph.D. teaches courses in Latin American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, globalization, and Caribbean literature. She focuses her research and publications on race and gender issues in the Spanish Caribbean, with a particular expertise in Dominican-Haitian and Dominican-Puerto Rican relations. Her project at CUNY DSI was a study of U.S.-Dominican racial, ethnic, and national identity, drawing on census data, current literature, and a survey of Dominicans residing in Washington Heights and the Bronx. She examined how variables such as level of political participation in the city of New York, relationship to the Dominican Republic, educational experiences, and economic status, inform processes of identity formation in Dominican communities.