Valentina Peguero

Valentina Peguero

Title: Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Phil, Columbia University
M.A Ed, Ball State University
B.A, Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santiage, Dominican Republic


Caribbean and Latin American modern history and culture in general. In particular race and ethnicity, Caribbean women's history, and Dominican political and military history.

Select Publications


  • Colonizacion y Politica: Los Japoneses y otros immigrantes en la Republica Dominicana (Santo Domingo: Banco de Reservas, Alfa y Omega, 2005).
  • The Militarization of Culture in the Dominican Republic, From the Captains General to General Trujillo. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
  • Pena y Reynoso y Amantes de la Luz (Santiago: Amantes de la Luz Press, 1985).
  • Vision General de la Historia Dominicana with Danilo de los Santos (Santiago: Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra Press, 1978).

Select Presentation

  • "Change and Globalization: Dominican Women and Grassroots Organizations" North Central Council of Latin Americanists Conference, UW-Eau Claire. October 13, 2007.
  • "Origins and Impact of Japanese Immigration in the Dominican Republic." Speech given at the Banco Reservas in Santo Domingo during the reception for the public presentation of Colonizacion y Politica: Los japoneses y ostros immigrantes en la Republica Dominicana. November 3, 2005.
  • "Global Connections." Keynote speech at 12th Commencement at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, New York. August 5, 2005.
  • "Caribbean Women and Social Protest." The 5th Caribbean Scholars Association of New York at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. April 15, 2005.
  • "The Tragedy of the Mirabal Sisters and the Origins of the International Day Against all Violence Towards Women." Poetry and Art Exhibition: Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women at UWSP. March 3, 2005.
  • Guest on STV "Let's Talk About It" a program hosted by Dean Gerry McKenna and Dr. Susan Brewer. The discussion centered on The Militarization of Culture in the Dominican Republic, From the Captains General to General Trujillo. February 21, 2005.



Honors and Awards


2006 University Scholar Award
2005 Contributing editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies and library's consultant, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress
2005 The Eugene Katz Letters and Science Distinguished Faculty Award




Professional Affiliations



  • Associates of America
  • Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA)
  • Dominican Academy of Science (DAS)



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