Suzanne Oboler

Suzanne Oboler

Suzanne Oboler
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1991 PhD -  New York University


Suzanne Oboler is Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She is Founding Editor of the academic journal, Latino Studies (2002-2012).

 Professor Oboler is author of Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States (1995) and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. She is editor of Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging (2006), and Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States (2009).  She is Co-Editor in Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law and Social Movements (2 Volumes; 2015). In 2005 she co-edited Neither Enemies nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks, Afro-Latinos (2005), and was co-editor in chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino/as in the United States, 4 Volumes

 Professor Oboler lectures widely across the country and abroad, on issues related to Latinxs in the US and to the field of Latinx Studies in the United States. Her research and teaching interests center on Human Rights in the Americas, focusing on race, immigration, citizenship and national belonging;  she is currently conducting research in the areas of racism and immigration, refugees and belonging in the Americas.

In 2011, she was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at PUC, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

JJC Affiliations

Latin American and Latinx Studies; Steering Committee, Human Rights Minor; Advisory Board, Center for Race, Crime and Justice; Advisory Board, Historical Memory Project; Chair, Globalizing Education Advisory Board to the President

Professional Memberships

Executive Board Member, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

Languages spoken/fluent in

English, Spanish, Portuguese