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Ana Ramos-Zayas

Ana Ramos-ZayasAna Ramos-Zayas is the new Valentín Lizana y Parragué Chair of Latin American Studies within the Black and Hispanic Studies Department (BHS) at Baruch College. She teaches courses on Latino Studies and will also teach courses in the Anthropology Department at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is available to comment on:

— U.S. Latino Communities
— Migration, transnationalism
—Race
— Anthropology of Affect
— Youth cultures
— Urban Ethnography
— Brazil and Puerto Rican communities

Ramos-Zayas has written three books including Street Therapists:  Race, Affect and Neoliberal Personhood in Latino Newark which will be released in January 2012 and National Performances: Class, Race and Space in Puerto Rican Chicago and Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and the Politics of Race and Citizenship (co-authored) and Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and the Politics of Race and Citizenship.

Dr. Ramos-Zayas received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Latin America Studies from Yale University, an M.A. and her Ph. D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Harvard University where she held an Ethnographic study of a Boston Latino neighborhood.

CONTACTS:
Manny Romero, 646-660-6141, Manuel.Romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, 646-660-6112, Mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu