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Selected Publications and Other Scholarly Work


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2012 Arlene Torres “AfroLatina/o Culture in the 21st Century” In Alan H. Goodman, Yolanda T. Moses, & Joseph L. Jones (authors) RACE Are We So Different? Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 171-173.

2012 Merida M. Rua and Arlene Torres “Urban Anthropology: An Annotated Bibliographic Essay.” New York: Oxford University Press. (25 pgs.)


2012 “Social History of Puerto Ricans in the US.” Encyclopedic Entry. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011 Merida M. Rua and Arlene Torres “Introduction. At the Crossroads of Urban Ethnography and Puerto Rican Latinidad” In Merida M. Rua (ed.) Latino Urban Ethnography and the Work of Elena Padilla. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

2006 “Collecting Puerto Ricans” In Kevin Yelvington (ed.) Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora. Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press.


Book Reviews

Review of Claudia Milian Latining America, Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013 in Latino Studies Journal. Fall of 2014

Review of Solsiree del Moral Negotiating Empire: The Cultural Politics of Schools in Puerto Rico. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013 in The Americas, A Quarterly Review of Latin American History.  Submitted and Accepted for publication in Spring 2014.

Review of Ana Yolanda Ramos Street Therapists: Race, Affect and Neoliberal Personhood in Latino Newark. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011 in Centro Journal Vol. 25 No. 1, Spring 2013.

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Editorial Experience

Reviewer and Chair (Frank Bonilla Book Prize) Puerto Rican Studies Association 2014

Reviewer for Aztlan, A Journal of Chicano Studies; American Anthropologist; Memorias,  Revista digital de historia y arqueología desde el Caribe; Latino Studies Journal 2013


Editorial Board, Latina/o Encyclopedia, Oxford University Press 2012

Reviewer, (Book Prize) American Anthropological Association, Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists 2011.

Reviewer, (Journals & Presses) DuBois ReviewAmerican Anthropologist, Latino Studies Journal, American Ethnologist, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Wesleyan Press, 2009-2013.