Félix V. Matos Rodríguez

Félix V. Matos Rodríguez is a historian currently serving as the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College [CUNY]. He is also an Associate Professor of Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College and teaches courses on Caribbean, Latin American and Latino history.

He is the author of Women and Urban Life in Nineteenth-Century San Juan, Puerto Rico [1820-62] [University Presses of Florida 1999; Markus Weiner 2001]; co-author of "Pioneros:" Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1896-1948 [Arcadia Publishers, 2001]; and co-editor of Puerto Rican Women's History: New Perspectives [M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 1998] and co-editor of the college reader Perspectives on The Américas, to be published by Blackwell Publishers in the Spring 2003.

Dr. Matos Rodriguez's work on Women's, Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latino history has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Urban History, The Public Historian, Latin American Research Review, Centro Journal, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, and the Boletín de la Asociación de Demografía Histórica, in addition to having chapters in several anthologies.

He is the editor of the series New Directions in Puerto Rican Studies published by University Press of Florida. He has also reviewed manuscripts for Temple University Press, Rutgers University Press, M.E. Sharpe, Blackwell Publishers, Hispanic American Historical Review and the Revista de Ciencias Sociales.

Prior to his work at Hunter College, Dr. Matos Rodriguez was a Program Officer at the Social Science Research Council and a faculty member at Northeastern University. He has also held visiting and adjunct teaching appointments at Yale University, Boston College, and City University [CUNY]. He attended Yale University as an undergraduate and graduated cum laude in Latin American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.

Dr. Matos Rodríguez is an active member of the following professional societies: Puerto Rican Studies Association [founding member and former Secretary-Treasurer]; Association of Puerto Rican Historians; Association of Caribbean Historians; Latin American Studies Association; and Conference of Latin American Historians [CLAH -- Teaching Committee] of the American Historical Association.


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