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Juan Carlos Mercado

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Juan Carlos Mercado

Dean,Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education
Director of Study Abroad and International Programs at the College Professor of Latin American Studies

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25 Broadway 7-65
Phone Number: 
(212) 925-6625
Fax: 
(212) 925-0963
Email: 
jmercado@ccny.cuny.edu
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Juan Carlos Mercado is the Dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education. He is also the Director of Study Abroad and International Programs at the College. Prior to his appointment as a Dean, Mercado was Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages and Literature at CCNY from 2000 to 2007, and Acting Provost of the College in 2011. He also teaches at the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has worked on 19th Century Spanish American Literature, History of Ideas, and on the Spanish exploration of what is today the United States. He is the author of many books, reviews and articles. His most recent publications are two annotated editions of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés: Cartas sobre la Florida (Letters from Florida) 1555-1574 (2002), and Menéndez de Avilés y la Florida: Crónicas de sus expediciones (2006), a translation into English of this work: Menéndez de Avilés and Florida: Chronicles of his Expeditions (2010), and an annotated edition of Juan María Gutiérrez's Escritores Coloniales (Juan María Gutiérrez's Colonial Writers) (2012). He is the founder/Chair of The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). Mercado is also one of the founders, with the Dean of Division of Humanities and the Arts and the Dean of the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership, of Human Rights: A Yearlong Forum at the City College of New York.

Updated 4-09-2014

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