Rosalina Diaz is an Anthropologist with research interests in Gender, Identity & Power in Taino Society; Historical Archaeology of the Caribbean; Ethnobotany of the Caribbean; and Education Inequality of Latinx and Caribbean Populations in the U.S. Prior to joining Medgar Evers College, she earned a PhD in Urban Education with concentrations in Anthropology, Archaeology and Gender Studies from The CUNY Graduate Center, and held adjunct faculty positions at Hunter, City College and Borough of Manhattan Community College, as well as The New School and Boricua College. She served as Director of the MEC Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence from 2013 to 2016 and founded the Latinx heritage Month Celebration and the Association of Latinx Studies at MEC in 2007. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at MEC, she currently serves as Mentor for the TRTC program at Columbia University and works with the University of Puerto Rico on several projects focusing on Environmental Resilience of Island Communities in the Anthropocene.
ANTH 200: Introduction to Anthropology – A Four Field Approach
ANTH 201: Nature of Culture
ANTH303: Language, History and Culture of the Caribbean
ANTH324: Anthropology of Education
Diaz, R. & Saran R. (Eds.) (2009) Beyond Stereotypes: Children of Immigration in Urban Schools. New York: Sense Publishers.
Diaz, R. (In process) Alma Y Pueblo: Re-imagining Success for Latina Youth. New York: Sense Publishers
Diaz, R., (2017) “Alma Y Pueblo: Caribbean Latinas in New York City Redefining Academic Success", Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 8(4): 2534-2543
Diaz, R (2012) “The Amazon of Matinino: A Personal Legacy of Female Empowerment In the Greater Antilles”, Motherhood, Activism and Advocacy: Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 3(2): 241-248
Diaz, R., (2011) “Using ePortfolio to Improve Retention of Hispanic Students”, HETS Online Journal, 1(2): 63-85
Diaz, R., (2016) “Alma Y Pueblo: Caribbean Latinas in New York City Redefining Academic Success," Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2016), Dublin (Ireland) IICE-2016, Infonomics Society DOI: 10.2053/IICE.2016.0023
Diaz, R., (2019) “Grito de Caguana” in 'O Brave New World:' The Archaeology of Identity in Contexts of Dissonance, In D. F. George and B. Kurchin (Eds.), University of Florida Press
Diaz, R., (2012) “Finding your Passion, Feeding Your Soul” in R. Lake and T. Kress (Eds.), We Saved the best for you: Letters of hope, imagination and wisdom to 21st century educators. New York: Sense Publishers.
Diaz, R., (2010)“Alma Y Pueblo” in R. Diaz & R. Saran (Eds.) Beyond Stereotypes: Children of Immigration in Urban Schools. New York: Sense Publishers
Diaz ,R. (2007) “Latinas in Single-Sex Schools” in K. Hayes and J. Kincheloe (Eds.) Teaching City Kids: Understanding & Appreciating them. New York: Peter Lang