Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies

Faculty: Teresita Levy

Faculty LevyPhoto credit: Aracelis Diamantis

E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-1165
Office: Carman Hall, 282
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., Rollins Coll.; M.S., Long Island Univ.; M.A. and Ph.D., City Univ. of New York.

Academic Interests:

Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti


Tobacco cultivation in early 20th century Puerto Rico; the dissemination of scientific material in rural Puerto Rico.


Honors & Awards    

  • Travel Grant, Lehman College, City University of New York
  • San Ignacio, Belize, Spring 2013
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fall 2012 and Spring 2011
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, Spring 2010
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic, Spring 2009
  • Faculty Fellowship Publication Program Grant, City University of New York, Spring 2012
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow, Lehman College, City University of New York, 2009
  • PSC/CUNY Grant, Lehman College, City University of New York, 2008




  • Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Tobacco Growers and U.S. Colonialism, 1898-1940 (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, December 2014).
  • “Tobacco Growers, Resistance and Accommodation to American Domination in Puerto Rico, 1899-1940.” In Jonathan Curry-Machado (ed.), Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2013).
  • “Tobacco Growers and Resistance to American Domination in Puerto Rico, 1899-1940.” Commodities of Empire Project, Working Papers Series (ISSN 1756-0098), 2010.
  • “En mi viejo Nueva York: el bolero como documento histórico de la diáspora puertorriqueña” in El bolero en la cultura caribeña y su proyección universal, ed. Darío Tejeda, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic: Instituto de Estudios Caribeños, 2010.
  • “My father, the vacuum, and a little tembleque for Thanksgiving.”  Interfaith Family Magazine,   November 2007.
  •  “Feliz Año Nuevo and Shana Tovah.”  Interfaith Family Magazine, October 2005.
  • “Ay Vey: A Kosher for Passover Puerto Rican Easter Dinner.” Interfaith Family Magazine, April 2005.
  • “From tostones to matzoh: A Puerto Rican-Jewish journey.” Interfaith Family Magazine, December 2004.
  • “From the farm to the museum: The agricultural history of Puerto Rico.”  Viva Magazine, (The Daily News Sunday supplement).  June 2, 2002.





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