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Alaí Reyes-Santos

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Academic Advisor
  • Phone: 541-346-0928
  • Office: 217 Alder Bldg
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm and by appointment
  • Interests: Caribbean Studies, African Diaspora Studies, migration, racial politics, gender and sexuality, neoliberalism, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies
  • Website: Website
  • Curriculum Vitae


Book manuscript. Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles.  Rutgers University Press, 2015.

“On Pan-Antillean Politics: Betances and Luperón Speak to the Present.” Callaloo 36.1 (2013): 142–157.

“Afro-descendencia y pan-americanismo en el pensamiento antillanista del siglo diecinueve.” Estudios Sociales XLI.154 (May 2013): 29-51.

“Capital neoliberal, raza, migración: relaciones domínico-haitianas y domínico-puertorriqueñas.” Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales 24.1 (February 2008): 13-34.

“Anowa and Tituba, Witch or Feminist?: A Comparative Study of Two Postcolonial Characters.” African Diasporas: Ancestors, Migrations and Boundaries. Eds. Robert Cancel and Winifred Woodhull. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2008. African Literature Association Annual Series Vol. 14: 115-123.

Translation of Academic Publication

Adames, Digna María. "Breaking Down the Boundaries that Appear to Make Us Enemies." Trans. Alaí Reyes-Santos and Liomarys Reyes-Santos. SEMEIA Journal, Summer 2015.

Book Reviews

Maja Horn. Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature. In The Black Scholar (Seattle, WA). Spring 2015.

Frank Graziano. Undocumented Dominican Migration (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013). NWIG 89-1 & 2 (2015).

Ginetta E.B Candelario. Black behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007). In A contracorriente: A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America 6.2 (Winter 2009): 277-289.

Fellowships and Awards

Selected Grants and Fellowships

2015               Golden Key International Honor Society Travel Grant, Speaker and Advisor, Australia

2014               Research Grant, Dominican-Puerto Rican Families and Civic Engagement, Claiming the Center Stage: Critical Perspectives on                        Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the Minority-Majority Global City, CUNY’s Dominican Studies Institute and the Center for Puerto Rican                        Studies, New York City

2014              Academic Support Grant, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, U of Oregon

2010-2011     Faculty Research Fellow, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon

2010               Faculty Research Grant (Fall quarter), Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon

2010               Invited Visiting Scholar (Summer), Dominican Studies Institute, City University of New York

2009               Future of Minority Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (Fall semester),

                       Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

Academic Awards and Honors

2015               Ersted Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Oregon

2015               Guy Alexandre Paper Prize, Haiti-Dominican Republic Section, Latin American Studies Association Conference

2008               Fall Professor of the Term, Mortar Board Society, University of Oregon

2007               Outstanding Faculty Award, Office of Multicultural Advising and Support, University of Oregon

2005               Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, UCSD Academic Senate


  • ES 250: Introduction to African American Studies
  • ES 407/507: Approaches to Race in Globalization and Postcolonial Studies
  • ES 399: Caribbean Migrations in the Literary Imagination
  • ES 410/510: Caribbean Literature and Politics
  • ES 330: Women of Color Feminisms
  • SPAN 407/507: Regionalisms in the Americas
  • ES 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • ES 407/199: Gender, Race, and Globalization
  • ES 410/510: Latin American and Latino/a Cultural Studies
  • ES 499: Ethnic Studies ProSeminar
  • Intermediate Spanish Language and Literature


Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Literature, 2007

M.A. University of California, San Diego, Spanish, 2004

B.A. University of Puerto Rico, Comparative Literature, magna cum laude, 2001

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