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Otheguy, Raquel

Raquel OtheguyRaquel Alicia Otheguy (O-TEH-ghee) is Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, specializing in the history of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the African Diaspora. Otheguy was a 2020 National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her book Black Freedom and Schooling in Nineteenth-Century Cuba (forthcoming) will be published by University of Florida Press. Her research is based on material gathered in archives across Cuba and the United States, and she has presented her work at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, including meetings of the Association of Caribbean Historians, the American Educational Research Association, the American Historical Association, and the Yale University Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery and Abolition. At BCC, she has helped create the Black and Latino Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. in History from Stony Brook University (SUNY) in 2016 and her B.A. in History from Columbia University. Otheguy is a U.S.-born Latina and a native speaker of Spanish and English.
Ph.D., History, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2016
M.A., History, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2011
B.A., History, Columbia University, 2006

Recent Courses Taught:
HIS 10 History of the Modern World
HIS 31 Latin American History

Research Interests:
Latin American and Caribbean, African Diaspora, History of Education, Latinx History, Race and Slavery

Honors, Awards, and Affiliations:
  • 2020 National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow

Select Publications:
  • “Gender, Childhood, and Education in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean,” The Cambridge History of the Caribbean, Volume II: The Long Emancipation (forthcoming)
  • Black Freedom and Schooling in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, University of Florida Press, forthcoming
  • “Es de suponer que los maestros sean de la misma clase”: What a Nineteenth-Century Teaching Application Reveals about Race, Power, and Education in Colonial Cuba." Cuban Studies 49 (2020)

Twitter: @raquelaotheguy
Instagram: @professorraquelotheguy

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