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Juanita Diaz-Cotto

(Also Juanita Ramos)


Office: LT 416
Office hours as posted or by appointment.
Phone: ext. 7-4916

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Dr. Juanita Diaz-Cotto is Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program (LACAS) and Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies, and LACAS. Within Latin America and the Caribbean her special areas of interest have been: revolutionary movements, state formation, political economy, peasants, the military, feminist and lesbian-feminist movements, and the African Diaspora. Additional specialties include: Latinas(os) and women of color in the U.S. and the impact of criminal justice system on women and men of color in the U.S. and Latin America. One of Dr. Diaz-Cotto's primary academic and scholarly objectives is to "help students bridge the gap between theory and practice inside and outside the classroom."

Undergraduate Courses Taught While at Binghamton:

  • Latin American Women and Their Communities
  • Women of Color in the U.S.
  • Women and the U.S. Criminal Justice System
  • Women of Color and Oral History Methods
  • Latinos in the U.S.
  • Methods in Sociology
  • Introduction to Women Studies
  • Family and Kinship Networks

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • Social Dynamics of Punishment
  • Identity, Violence, and Empowerment in the U.S. and Latin America.
  • Race, Nationality, Class, and Gender in the U.S.

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Last Updated: 8/30/16