Dannelle Gutarra Cordero

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Dannelle Gutarra Cordero is Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program, teaching a writing seminar titled “Contemporary Slavery”. She is from Puerto Rico and 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 Caribbean, and her research and teaching interests include the topics of slavery, race, colonialism, gender, sexuality, and intellectual exchange in the Modern Caribbean and Atlantic World. Her current book manuscript intends to examine the intellectual history of institutions of slavery as emotional economies in the context of the Atlantic World. She has been a Visiting Fellow of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, has participated in the Tuning Project of the American Historical Association, and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and Virginia Commonwealth University. At Princeton, Gutarra Cordero is also a Mentor of the Freshman Scholars Institute and the Chair of the Postcolonial Humanities Working Group, funded by the Council of the Humanities.