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.


  • Travel Grant, Lehman College, City University of New York, Spring 2009, to attend and present at the conference Congreso de música, identidad y cultura en el Caribe in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
  • PSC/CUNY Grant, Lehman College, City University of New York, 2008


  • “En mi viejo Nueva York: el bolero como documento histórico de la diáspora puertorriqueña.” Conference Proceedings, Congreso de música, identidad y cultura en el Caribe.  Forthcoming.
  • El bolero en la cultura caribena y su proyeccion universal. Memorias del III Congreso International Musica, Identidad y Cultura en el Caribe. In En mi Viejo Nueva York: El bolero como document historico de la diaspora puertorriquena (Tejeda, D. & Yunen, R.E., Eds.), 345-356, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana:Editora Buho (2010)
  • Levy, T. (2010). Tobacco Growers and Resistance to American Domination in Puerto Rico,1899-1940. Commodities of Empire Project, Commodities of Empire Working Papers Series (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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