Visiting Scholars

Academic Year 2010-11

Edward-Paulino  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_1  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-Crisostomo  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_1  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.