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Name: Sharina Maillo-Pozo
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Expertise Keywords: Caribbean Studies, Dominican Studies, extended learning, Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: I have a Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages. My research project focused on the cultural interchanges between the Dominican Republic and its Diaspora in New York. While pursuing my Ph.D., I worked in various colleges in New York City as an instructor and writing fellow.

Currrent Research: Currently working on two articles and a book proposal to be completed in Fall and Spring 2016, respectively.

Contact Information

E-mail Address: maillops@newpaltz.edu
Personal Web Site: https://gc-cuny.academia.edu/SharinaMailloPozo

Other Information

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Visiting Instructor, Manhattan College
Writing Fellow, CUNY Lehman College
Adjunct Instructor, CUNY Lehman College, CUNY Baruch College, and Fordham University
Graduate Teaching Fellow, CUNY Lehman College
Research Associate, Northern Border Investments


CUNY Graduate Center 2007-2014 Ph.D. 2014 Hispanic Studies
CUNY Lehman College 2004-2007 M.A. 2007 Hispanic Literature
CUNY Lehman College 1999-2004 B.A. 2004 Spanish and Psychology


2013 Travel Grant, Office of Student Affairs. The Graduate Center

2013 Dean’s Office, Baruch College Conference Travel Grant

2012-2013 Presidential Magnet Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate Center

2011-2012 Doctoral Students Research Grant Program, The Graduate Center

2011-2012 CUNY Writing Fellowship, The Graduate Center

2010-2011 Dean K. Harrison Award, The Graduate Center

2007-2012 Enhanced Chancellor Fellowship, The Graduate Center

2008-2010 Graduate Teaching Fellowship

2004 Willa Helton Prize for Excellence, Lehman College

2003-04 Association of International Education, Japan (AIEJ) to attend Tsukuba University

2002-03 Hispanic Scholarship Fund

2001-2003 McNair Fellowship

Organizational Memberships

Latin America Studies Association (LASA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA)

Imagining America


(Book Chapter) “(Des) marginalizacin del cuerpo Queer: Un travesti y una loca en dos cuentos de Rey Emmanuel”.
Nuestro Caribe. Poder, Raza y Postnacionalismos para dinamitar el archipilago LGBTQ. Puerto Rico: Isla Negra Editores. Forthcoming 2016.

(Review) Review of Divergent Dictions: Contemporary Dominican Literature. The Black Scholar, 46.1, to be published in February 2016.

(Reference entry) Louis Gates, Jr., Henry and Franklyn K. Knight. “Josefina Bez”, “Francis Mateo”, and “Adn Vasquez.” The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2016.

(Article) Papi de Rita Indiana Hernndez: el merengue y la cultura dominican-york.” Revista Global, 63 (2015). Print.

(Conference Proceedings) “Bachata del ngel cado: representacin literaria del gnero del amargue.” Literatura escrita en espaol en Nueva York – Vol. 1 (Proceedings: Memorias del I coloquio de LART & The City University of New York sobre literatura escrita en espaol en Nueva York – Vol. 1 –, September 14-15, 2011. Nueva York: Editorial Campana, (October 2014): 68-73.

(Review) Review of Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement edited by Vanessa Pérez Rosario. Centro Journal, volume xxv, number I, 2013. Print.

(Book chapter) “La comunin entre msica y literatura en La estrategia de Chochueca. En busca de la heterogeneidad perdida.” El sonido de la msica en la narrativa dominicana. Ensayos sobre identidad, nacin y performance. Ed. Mdar Serrata. Santo Domingo: Instituto de Estudios Caribeos, (October 2012): 217-234. Print.

(Article) “La identidad y las construcciones espaciales en la literatura dominicana. La perpetuacin del mito rural en Geographies of Home frente a una visin transgresora de lo provincial en El carnaval de Sodoma.” Ciberletras: Revista de Crtica Literaria y de Cultura - Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture 27 (2012). Web.