Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies


Dr. Hilda Lloréns is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the Caribbean, the African Diaspora in the Americas, and on U.S. Latinas/os/xs. Her book, Imaging The Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race and Gender during the American Century (2014), details the ways in which the visual archive was a key tool in the building of contemporary notions and archetypes of Puerto Rican nationhood.

The thread that binds Dr. Lloréns' work is understanding how racial and gender inequality manifest itself in bodies and the body politic, culture and cultural production, nation building, access to environmental resources, and exposure to environmental degradation and harm. Her research is centrally concerned with critiquing structural inequalities and dismantling taken for granted notions of power.




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