Office Hours (SPRING 2017):
and by appointment
M.A. Rutgers University (1989)
Ph.D. Rutgers University, American History (1994)
Books and Edited Volumes:
Major Problems in Latina/o History, co-edited with Omar Valerio-Jiménez (Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, Inc., 2015)
El Viaje: Puerto Ricans of Philadelphia (Images of America Series, Arcadia Publishers, 2006)
The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005), co-edited with Víctor Vázquez Hernández
From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia: Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001)
Articles and Book Chapters:
“Radical Contexts: Puerto Rican Politics in the 1960s and 1970s and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies,” Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, v.21, no. 2 (Fall 2009): 220-255.
“Citizens and Workers: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia’s Regional Economy since World War II,” in African American Urban History Since World War II, ed. Kenneth Kusmer and Joe William Trotter, Jr. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).
“’The Day the Dresses Stopped’: Puerto Rican Women, the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, and the 1958 Dressmakers Strike,” Memories and Migrations: Locating Boricua and Chicana Histories, ed. Vicki Ruiz and John Chávez (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007).
“Sweatshops Here and There: The Garment Industry, Latinas, and Labor Migrations,” International Labor and Working-Class History, 61 (Spring 2002): 45-68.
“Bridging Homeland and Barrio Politics: The Young Lords in Philadelphia,” The Puerto Rican Movement: Voices from the Diaspora, ed. Andrés Torres and José Velázquez (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 107-123.
U.S. 1945 to the present; Latina/o Studies; Labor, Migration, and Women’s History
Taísha Rodríguez ’12: Negotiating Health Care at the South Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital
Kevin Delucio ’10: Challenging silences, creating visibility: queer Latino self-identity negotiation and community formation
Faye C. Whiston ’10: Puerto Ricans and the Catholic Church in Waterbury, Connecticut
Hannah Kathryn Noel ’08: Redefining and gendering victimization and criminalization: the Guatemalan/Mayan community of Indiantown, FL (1982-2008)
Paulette M.Rodríguez López ’08: Conflicting historiographies: Puerto Rican and native Hawaiian resistance to US imperialism