Professor Díaz-Cotto is a professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies at SUNY Binghamton. 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 Diaz-Cotto’s primary academic and scholarly objectives is to “help students bridge the gap between theory and practice inside and outside the classroom.”
Active in human rights for more than 30 years, she has given lectures and presentations all across the globe. Díaz-Cotto is the author of Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice, winner of an International Latino Book Award and Foreword Magazine Book Award. She has published several other books including Gender, Ethnicity and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics, and Compañeras: Latina Lesbians, compiled and edited as Juanita Ramos.
Hispanics in the U.S.: Migration and Adjustment. LALS 12600 – 3:30 pm-4:45 pm (with Prof. M. Romo-Carmona). To attend this talk on Zoom, contact Prof. Romo-Carmona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Latin American and Latin@ Studies Program, Iris López, Director.