Maria Perez y Gonzalez
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Location: 1205 Boylan Hall
Maria Perez y Gonzalez received the Leonard E. Reismann Medal for Service and Academic Distinction at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and was awarded a NIMH Fellowship at the Hispanic Research Center of Fordham University. She has published several articles stemming from her groundbreaking research "Latinas in Ministry: A Pioneering Study on Women Ministers, Educators and Students of Theology" in 1992, published by New York City Mission Society, serving as the founding director of the Latinas in Ministry Program. She was co-investigator of the National Survey of Leadership in Latino Parishes and Congregations, Center for Religion in Society and Culture/Program for the Analysis of Religion Among Latinos at Brooklyn College. She is an associate professor, chair of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, director of the Center for Latino Studies, and the first chair of Faculty Council of Puerto Rican/Latin@ heritage (2009-2012).