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Maria Perez Y Gonzalez

Associate Professor
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Location: 1205 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5561
Fax: 718.951.4183

NIMH Fellow (1987). Published articles based on her groundbreaking research "Latinas in Ministry: A Pioneering Study on Women Ministers, Educators and Students of Theology" (New York City Mission Society 1992). Founding Director of the Latinas in Ministry Program and Co-Investigator of the National Survey of Leadership in Latino Parishes and Congregations, Program for the Analysis of Religion Among Latinos. Author of Puerto Ricans in the US (Greenwood Press 2000). Associate Professor/former Chair/Acting Chair of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) (2001-2020), Director of the Center for Latino Studies (2004-2019); first Chair of Faculty Council of Latinx heritage (2009-2012). Leading Co-Editor with Virginia Sánchez Korrol of Puerto Rican Studies in CUNY: The First 50 Years (CENTRO Press 2021). Co-Organizer of the PRLS West Side Story: The Brooklyn Connection Lecture Series in 2021-2022 featuring prominent academics and artists, including Steven Spielberg.

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