Latino and Puerto Rican Studies Program


Latino Studies Faculty @ CCSU

Heather R. Rodriguez, PhD 
Department of Sociology, Coordinator of Latino and Puerto Rican Studies Program

Abigail E. Adams
Department of Anthropology 

Leah S. Glaser
Department of History

Carlos F. Liard-Muriente
Department of Economics

Katherine Sugg
Department of English

Robert Wolff
Department of History

Part Time Faculty

Reinaldo Rojas, Ph.D., MSW
Part-time lecturer at CCSU in Latino and Puerto Rican Studies Program, Reinaldo was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and completed his Bachelor Degree in Psychology in 1995, at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Reinaldo obtained his Master of Social Work at the University of Connecticut in 2002, with a concentration in Community Organizing and minor in Research, with certificates in Urban and Puerto Rican studies. Reinaldo completed his doctoral degree in social work at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in the summer of 2015. His dissertation research was a case study of community development and the impact it has on the socioeconomic status of residents, particularly in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford, CT. Since graduating, Reinaldo has dedicated himself to issues of community organizing, social justice and social change. He also has had experience working with people coming out of prison and developing of programs for the prevention of HIV and childhood obesity. Reinaldo currently teaches Introduction to Latino Studies in the Latino Studies Minor Program at CCSU. In spring of 2016 he will be teaching "LTN 270: An Exploration of Connecticut Latino Communities" at CCSU.