Faculty & Staff
Marisol Negrón, PhD
- Assistant Professor of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
- 617-287-6673 Telephone:
- Marisol.Negron@umb.edu Email:
100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Hall,05,00110
Areas of Expertise
Latino Literary and Cultural Studies
PhD Stanford University
Professional Publications & Contributions
Marisol Negrón's research centers on Latino Literary and Cultural Studies; 19th and 20th-Century Caribbean Literature; Popular Culture and Commodification; Transhemispheric Identities; Language and Linguistics. Underlying her research is an emphasis on race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and diasporic and transnational identities.
Work in Progress:
Negrón, Marisol. Made in New York, Puerto Rico: Commodification, Authority, and Representation during the 1970s Salsa “Boom.
Using literary analysis, ethnography, and archival research, this project explores the aesthetic form of the music and the social relations from which it emerged. By emphasizing the impact of society and culture on market forces, Professor Negrón shows that the commodification of salsa articulated and reinforced a Nuyorican subjectivity. The project traces the development of salsa from the mid-1960s through its “boom” in the early to mid-1970s and its eventual decline toward the end of that decade. Employing literary and cultural studies methodologies, it demonstrate that salsa entered into a series of social relations where issues of authority and ownership were largely articulated by alternately challenging and reinforcing discourses of ethno-racial, gendered, sexual, and national identities.
Negrón, Marisol, Dania López García, María L. Ruiz, Lorraine D. Hanley, and María del Carmen Cifuentes (eds.) From Theory to the Classroom and Back: A Manual for the Teaching of Spanish as a Heritage Language.
AMST 201 Latinos/as in the US
AMST 353 Latino/a Border Cultures
AMST 350L Race, Class, and Gender: Issues in Diversity
AMST 605 Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality