Dannelle Gutarra Cordero

Lecturer, African American Studies & Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Dannelle Gutarra Cordero is Lecturer in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus in 2012. Her academic performance won her the High Academic Distinction Medal from the Doctoral Program of History and the Dr. Aída Caro Costas Award for best doctoral dissertation in History from the University of Puerto Rico. Gutarra Cordero specializes in the Intellectual History of the Modern Caribbean and the Atlantic World, and her research and teaching interests include the topics of slavery, scientific racism, gender, sexuality, and colonialism. Her current book manuscript intends to examine the intellectual history of institutions of slavery as emotional economies in the context of the Atlantic World. Gutarra Cordero is currently a Faculty Adviser at Forbes College and has previously taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also previously been a Visiting Fellow of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, the Chair of the Postcolonial Humanities Working Group at Princeton, and the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed academic journal Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America.