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For additional information regarding the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative please contact the Director:

Dr. Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas

Street Therapists BookDr. Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas, the Valentín Lizana y Parragué Chair of Latin American Studies within the Black and Hispanic Studies Department (BHS) was recruited to Baruch College, CUNY. Her newly published book, Street Therapists, Race, Affect, and Neoliberal Personhood in Latino Newark (University of Chicago Press, 2012) is the winner of the 2012 Puerto Rican Studies Association Frank Bonilla book award. Dr. Ramos-Zayas is currently conducting research on the intersection of affect, parenting, and socialization to race in Ipanema and El Condado, two affluent neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and San Juan (Puerto Rico), respectively.

Dr. Kaliris Y. Salas-Ramirez

Dr. Kaliris Y. Salas-RamirezDr. Kaliris Y. Salas-Ramirez is an Assistant Medical Professor in the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. Dr. Salas-Ramirez holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Michigan State University, where she received multiple fellowships and media recognition for her work on the impact of anabolic steroids on the adolescent brain. Dr. Salas-Ramirez is currently engaged in several collaborations studying how chemotherapy can impact cognition and neural plasticity and interventions for cognitive decline, which is funded by the U54 CCNY/MSKCC Consortium.

Current Projects

  • 2013-2014 Diversity Projects Development Fund
  • NBC Education Nation Summit
  • The State of Latino Studies at Medgar Evers College & CUNY
  • 2013 Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial Symposium
  • Race and Ethnic Inequality in “Post-Racial America”
  • The LFI Director in the News
  • The Job Market and Careers in Higher Education
  • 2013 CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference