Jessica Delgado is an associate professor in the Departments of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and History. Her areas of teaching and research are the histories of women, gender, sexuality, religion and race in Latin America. Other interests include colonial Catholicism; gender, race, caste and religion in the early modern Atlantic World; the materiality of devotion; the relationship between religiosity and people’s experiences of the physical world and embodiment; and the intersection between social and spiritual status.
Víctor Espinosa is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology on the Newark campus. He is a sociologist, ethnographer and curator wh researches the intersection of art and transnational migration. Espinosa is the author of Martín Ramírez: Framing His Life and Art (University of Texas Press, 2015) and El dilema del retorno: Migración, género y pertenencia en un contexto transnacional (El Colegio de Michoacan, 1998). He is currently working on a book project, Staging Migrant Suffering: Melodrama in Latin American and Latino Activism with Ana Elena Puga.
Phillip Gleissner is an assistant professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. He specializes in the cultures and literatures of socialist Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on print media in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and the GDR. He is particularly interested in the migration of media: mechanisms that facilitate the circulation of texts within and beyond Eastern Europe. Gleissner’s research relies on digital humanities methodology as a tool for the critical exploration of culture.
Nyama McCarthy-Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Dance. Her research agenda is grounded in social justice; she synthesizes scholarship and creative practice to build an embodied and engaged body of research. Much of this research is presented in her book, Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World: Culturally-Relevant Teaching in Theory, Research and Practice. She regularly performs and presents her choreography both in the U.S. and abroad.