Welcome to my page! Let the journey start with Anzaldúa’s words…
In “The Journey: Path of Conocimiento,” Chicana feminist, Gloria Anzaldúa explains that “You struggle each day to know the world you live in, to come to grips with the problems of life. Motivated by the need to understand, you crave to be what and who you are. A spiritual hunger rumbles deep in your belly, the yearning to live up to your potential.” These words resonate with my commitment as woman of color educator, interdisciplinary scholar, and most of all as a mentor. My engagement in academia responds to a need to make sense of the world we live in, always striving to reach my full potential.
Published by Sharina Maillo-Pozo, Ph.D.
I am assistant professor of Latinx studies in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia. I specialize in Latinx and Caribbean literature and culture, with special attention to the cultural production of the Dominican Republic and its diaspora in the United States. Some of my research papers and reviews have appeared in edited volumes, and mid-high tier academic journals, Ciberletras, Centro Journal, The Black Scholar, Chasqui. Revista de literatura latinoamericana, Small Axe, and Cuadernos de literatura (forthcoming). I was the 2016-2017 National Supermarket Association (NSA) Dominican Studies Fellow. I am working on the following book projects:(Under contract) Tracing the Legacy of Camila Henríquez Ureña through Translation and Beyond. Co-authored with Dr. Annee Roschelle. (Under contract by Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña Press).
In 2011, I co-founded the Dominican Studies Group at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I have served as Modern Languages Assembly Delegate (2015-2018) and I was recently elected as secretary/treasurer for the Latino Studies section (2018-2020).
My research has been generously funded by the Dominican Studies Institute and The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (State University of New York).
I am a Dominicanyork, Caribeña, Latina in Academia who is very committed to empowering women of color in academic and artistic spaces. My recent talk on Women of Color in academia was featured in The New Paltz Oracle.
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