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Marie Cruz Soto

Clinical Assistant Professor
m.cruz@nyu.edu

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Marie Cruz Soto is interested in the history, cultures, and interactions of the Americas. Her work focuses on identity negotiations, postcolonial and feminist theory, spatial and historical narrations, nationalism, empire studies, coloniality in the Americas, community formations and transnational networks. At Gallatin, she has taught the courses Feminism, Empire and Postcoloniality, Narrating Memory, History and Place, Boundaries and Transgressions, and The U.S. Empire and the Americas. She is working on a book titled Inhabiting Isla Nena, 1514-2003: Imperial Formations, Historical Narrations and Vieques, Puerto Rico which delves into the five-century struggle of peoples to inhabit the Caribbean island of Vieques and of empires to control it.

Teaching and Research Interests

cultural history of the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States with an emphasis on identity negotiations, postcolonial and feminist theory, spatial and historical narrations, nationalism, empire studies, community formations and transnational networks

Marie Cruz Soto

Education

B.A., Puerto Rico, 2000
M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
Ph.D. History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008

Courses

2016 Spring

Narrating Memory, History and Place

The U.S. Empire and the Americas

2016 Fall

Feminism, Empire and Postcoloniality

The U.S. Empire and the Americas

2015 Fall

Feminism, Empire and Postcoloniality