The Department of Black and Latino Studies
Regina A. Bernard
Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Black and Latino Studies
Phone: (646) 312-3742
Dr. Regina A. Bernard-Carreño was born and raised in Hells Kitchen, NYC. She is a graduating pioneer of the African American Studies Masters Degree Program at Columbia University. She completed her M.Phil and Ph.D. Degrees in Urban Education at CUNY’s Graduate Center. Having taught in graduate programs at various colleges, she is now an Associate Professor of Black and Latino/a Studies at Baruch College, CUNY, where her courses are particularly focused on race, class, urban education and engaged activism. She is the author of Black and Brown Waves: The Cultural Politics of Young Women of Color and Feminism (2009), Nuyorganics: Organic Intellectualism, the Search for Racial Identity, and Nuyorican Thought (2010), and Say it Loud: Black Studies, its Students, and Racialized Collegiate Culture (2014).
She has also authored pieces for a wide variety of books, and collected editions. She has also published articles in the Journal of Pan African Studies, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development and Small Farms Quarterly. Dr. Bernard-Carreño has been actively researching and writing about the cultural performance of food, food access and food racism in low income neighborhoods in New York City and abroad. Along with researching and writing, Dr. Bernard-Carreno has been designing scholarly projects and community products based on food access in NYC various neighborhoods. This work led to her invitation to speak at TEDx Manhattan in 2014. In 2015, she wrote and produced a short film entitled Ethel’s Magical Hands, about Guyanese feminism, culture and food production, (which was screened for the first time at TEDx Manhattan in 2015). Dr. Bernard-Carreño and her work has been featured in Vogue Magazine, The Village Voice, and DNA Info. She is currently at work on her fourth book Pepperpot in New York: Guyanese Food Narratives, to be published with University of Arkansas Press.