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Ginetta E. B. Candelario
Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American & Latina/o Studies

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Ginetta E. B. Candelario is associate professor in sociology and Latin American and Latina/o studies and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College. Her research interest is in Dominican identity displays and in the history of Dominican feminist activism. Professor Candelario's teaching has been in the areas of race and ethnicity in the Americas, Latina/o communities in the United States and Latin American and Latina feminisms. She was pleased to receive the 2005 Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

Her first book is Black Behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity From Museums to Beauty Shops from Duke University Press (2007). She also edited a volume on gender studies in the Dominican Republic, entitled Miradas desencadenantes: Los estudios de género en la República Dominicana published in 2005 by the Instituto de Tecnología in Santo Domingo. Her most recent project is on Dominican feminist thought and activism, 1880–1960. Her recent publications include "Black Behind the Ears" and "Up Front Too?: Dominicans in the Black Mosaic," Public Historian: Special Issue on Latinos in the Museum (Fall 2001) and winner of the 2002 G. Wesley Johnson Best Article Prize from the National Council of Public Historians; "Hair Race-ing: Dominican Beauty Culture and Identity Production," Meridians: Race, Feminism, Transnationalism (vol. 1, no. 1.).

Professor Candelario serves on the editorial boards of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; Ethnic Studies; and of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnicities. In addition, she is the chair of the program track in Latino studies for the Latin American Studies Association's 2007 meeting, the co-chair for the Gender Section of LASA 2007, and the chair for the program track in culture for the American Sociological Association's 2006 meeting.