UMass Boston

Research Team



Rosalyn Negrón is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, specializing in urban anthropology. Broadly, Rosalyn’s research deals with the interpersonal dimensions of ethnicity in diverse cities, cities that have been transformed by immigration and globalization. An emphasis in her work is how life in diverse cities shapes people's identities and their sense of belonging to multiple ethnic and cultural groups. She examines how people bridge ethnic boundaries through language and how such interactions impact social networks. With a range of applications, Rosalyn’s work bridges multiple substantive and methodological areas, including social network analysis, sociolinguistics, health disparities, and disparities in STEM participation. Rosalyn has conducted fieldwork in Jamaica, Florida, New York City, and Boston. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation, and the Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity. 



Adan Colon Carmona

Adán Colón-Carmona is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. He is a plant cell and developmental biologist studying growth control in response to internal and external environmental cues. Dr. Colón-Carmona has led university initiatives that include research education activities geared towards diverse student populations. He has directed a series of programs aimed at broadening participation in the sciences and is an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). A mentor to 100s of undergraduates, Dr. Colón-Carmona is dedicated to social change in higher education as a vehicle to improving peoples’ lives. 

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