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Maria Perez y Gonzalez

Associate Professor & Deputy Chairperson
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Location: 1205 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5561
Fax: 718.951.4183

Maria Perez y Gonzalez was awarded a NIMH Fellowship at the Hispanic Research Center of Fordham University. She 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), serving as 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. Author of Puerto Ricans in the US (Greenwood Press 2000). She is an Associate Professor, former Chair of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) (2004-2019), Acting Chair of PRLS (Fall 2001; 2002-03; Spring 2020), Director of the Center for Latino Studies (2004-2019), and the first Chair of Faculty Council of Latinx heritage (2009-2012). Co-Editor of Puerto Rican Studies in CUNY: The First 50 Years (expected 2021).

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