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Raquel Z. Rivera

Visiting Scholar

Email: 
raquelzrivera@unm.edu
Phone: 
(505) 277-2501

Research Interests

Race and Ethnicity , Global/Transnational Sociology , Latino/a Studies , Culture

Profile:


EDUCATION
    2000.  Ph.D.  Sociology.  Graduate School of the City University of New York.  Dissertation:
        New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone: Between Blackness and Latinidad.
    1996.  M.A.  Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, San Juan, PR
        Concentration: Puerto Rican Studies.  Thesis: Para rapear en puertorriqueño: discurso y
        política cultural. 
    1992.  B.A.  Brown University.  Honors Thesis: National Development in the Political
        Thought of Pedro Albizu Campos.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2013 – present.  Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico.
    2009 – present Independent scholar and artist.
    2006 – 2009 Researcher, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College.
    2006.  Adjunct Professor, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
    Popular Music and Culture; Caribbean, Latino, Africana and Latin American Studies; Race
    and Ethnic Studies; Diaspora Studies. 

PUBLICATIONS
Book   
   2003.  Rivera, R. Z. New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edited Books
    2009.  Rivera, R.Z., Wayne Marshall, and Deborah Pacini Hernandez, eds. Reggaeton.
    Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

Recent Articles and Chapters
    Forthcoming.  Rivera, R.Z. “John Donald Robb's Imperative to Collect:
        Towards an Archival Ethnography of the Robb Archive for Southwestern Music.” Latin
        American Music Review.
    2012.  Rivera, R.Z.  “New York Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Dominican Roots Music:
        Liberation Mythologies and Overlapping Diasporas. Black Music Research Journal 32, 2
        (Fall): 3-24.
    2011.  Marshall, Wayne, Raquel Z. Rivera and Deborah Pacini Hernandez. "Os circuitos
        sócio-sônicos do reggaeton." Pp. 125-141 in Nas bordas e fora do mainstream musical:
        Novas tendências da música independente no início do século XXI, ed. Micael
        Herschmann. São Paulo, Brazil: Estação das Letras e Cores Editora.
    2011.  Rivera, Raquel Z.  "Butta Pecan Mamis: Chocolaté Calienté." Pp. 419-434 in
        That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, ed. Murray Forman and Mark Anthony
        Neal. New York, NY: Routledge.
    2010.  Rivera, R.Z.  “New York Bomba: Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and a Bridge Called
        Haiti.” Pp. 178-199 in Rhythms of the Atlantic World, ed. Ifeoma C.K. Nwankwo and
        Mamadou Diouf. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
    2010.  Rivera, R.Z.  "Bomba puertorriqueña y palos dominicanos en Nueva York: de
        diásporas y mitologías de la liberación." Boletín Música: Revista de Música
        Latinoamericana y Caribeña 26: 3-26.
    2010.  Marshall, Wayne, Raquel Z. Rivera and Deborah Pacini Hernandez (2010). “Los
        circuitos socio-sónicos del reggaetón.” TRANS: Revista Transcultural de Música 14.
    2010.  Rivera, Raquel Z. (2010). "Ghettocentricity, Blackness and Pan-Latinidad." Pp. 373-
        386 in The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States, ed. Miriam
        Jiménez Román and Juan Flores. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
    2009.  Rivera, R.Z. “Policing Morality, Mano Dura Stylee: The Case of Underground
        Rap and Reggae in Puerto Rico in the Mid-1990s.” Pp. 111-134 in Reggaeton, ed. R.Z.
        Rivera, W. Marshall and D. Pacini Hernandez. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University
        Press.
    2009.  Marshall, Wayne, R.Z. Rivera and Deborah Pacini Hernandez.  “Reggaeton’s
        Socio-Sonic Circuitry.” Pp. 1-16 in Reggaeton, ed. R.Z. Rivera, W. Marshall and D.
        Pacini Hernandez. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.
    2009.  Negrón-Muntaner, Frances and R.Z. Rivera (2009). “Nación Reggaetón.” Nueva
        Sociedad, 223 (September-October): 29-38.
    2008.  Rivera, R.Z. “Multimedia Review of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes and
        Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video.” Journal of the Society for
       American Music, 2, 3 (August): 451-453.
    2008.  Rivera, R.Z.  “Reggaeton, Gender, Blogging and Pedagogy,” Latino Studies, 6,
        (August): 327-338. 
    2007.  Negrón-Muntaner, Frances and R.Z. Rivera (2007). “Reggaeton Nation.” NACLA
          Report on the Americas, 40, 6 (November/December): 35-39.
    2007.  Rivera, R.Z.  "Between Blackness and Latinidad in the Hip Hop Zone." Pp. 351-
        362 in A Companion to Latina/o Studies, ed. Juan Flores and Renato Rosaldo. Malden,
        Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing.
    2007.  Rivera, R.Z.  "Will the ‘Real’ Puerto Rican Culture Please Stand Up?: Thoughts
        On Cultural Nationalism.” Pp. 219-233 in None of the Above: Puerto Ricans in the
        Global Era, ed. Frances Negrón-Muntaner. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    2005.  Rivera, R.Z.  " El hip hop y el Nueva York boricua: reflexiones sobre música y
        baile." Resonancias, Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 5, 9: 6-12.
    2004.  Rivera, R.Z. (2004). “Entrevista a Tego Calderón.” Centro Journal, Center for Puerto
        Rican Studies, XVI, 2: 272-281.
    2003.  Rivera, R.Z.  “Hip hop: reflexiones desde el Nueva York caribeño.” Boletín
        Música, Casa de las Américas, no. 11-12: 85-88.

HONORS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
    2015 Artist residency, National Performance Network Residency Program and the
        Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
    2014 Small Grant Recipient (as part of Young Women United's research collective)
       Con Alma Health Foundation, Santa Fe, NM.
    2014 Fund for the Arts Grant, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, San Antonio,
         Texas.
    2013 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York.
    2012 Research Grant, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.
    2012 Research Grant, UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust, University of New Mexico.