Ana S. Q. Liberato

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  • Associate Professor of Sociology----Visiting Professor, Sociology Department, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2020-21
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
  • Sociology
  • Diversity and Inclusion
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Ph.D. University of Florida


Ana S.Q. Liberato was born and raised in the Dominican Republic.  She received her master’s in Latin American Studies and doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Florida in 2001 and 2005 respectively.  She has a B.S. in Statistics from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.


Dr. Liberato's interests include race, ethnicity, and gender and their interplay with political identity and political attitudes. Dr. Liberato has a special interest in the cultural and political impacts of migration, and the well-being of immigrant populations. She also has a special interest in the political, cultural, and socioeconomic processes taking place in Caribbean and Latin American societies as a consequence of globalization and democratization.

Dr. Liberato is working on two comparative book projects  about 1) Dominican migration to Europe and the United States and 2)migration and mobility in Cuban and Dominican cultures. She’s working on a short book about the gender politics of the Trujillo regime and the legacies of these politics, as well as on several articles connected to these issues. She’s collaborating on a project concerning the theorization of race and ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Selected Publications: 


- Comparative Study of Racialization And Belonging  of Dominican Immigrants in the United States, Spain, and Switzerland.

- The Gender Politics of The Trujillo Regime:  An Oral History.

- Im/mobility and Belonging in Contemporary Dominican and Cuban Cultures. (coauthor with Dr. Andrea Morris from Louisiana State University (LSU))



2013. Joaquín Balaguer, Memory and Diaspora: The Lasting Political Legacies of an American Protégé, Lexington Books.



2021. Liberato, Ana SQ. The Basic Emotions of Disadvantaged Immigrant Subjects: A Case Study. In Danae Gallo González, Mirjam Leuzinger, and Verena Dolle (eds.), Hispanos en el Mundo: Emociones y Desplazamientos Históricos, Viajes y Migraciones (p121-137) . Berlin: De Gruyter.


2021.  Liberato, Ana SQ (Second Author) and Kevin Alejandrez. * Linguistic Resistance in Puerto Rico, In Jose Cobas (ed.), The Spanish Language in the United States: Rootedness, Racialization, and Resistance.  Routledge (Forthcoming, spring 2021).


2018.   Liberato, Ana S.Q. The Racialization of Dominicans in the United States and Europe, In José Cobas and Joe R. Feagin (eds.), Latinos in the United States: Racialization, Discrimination and Resistance (109-129), Routledge.


2017.   Liberato, Ana S.Q.  and Yanick St. Jean. Systemic Racism Theory and Anti-Haitian   Racism: Theoretical Challenges and Opportunities In Ruth Thompson and Kimberley Ducey (eds.), Systemic Racism: Making Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real (p 309-332), Palgrave MacMillan.


2017.  Liberato, Ana and Kathleen Ratajczak. The Feminist Debate on Prostitution and Trafficking: Reflections for a Unified and Theory-Driven Approach. International Journal of Modern Sociology. Special Issue on Global Gender Inequalities, 43(1):119-135.


2016.  Liberato, Ana.  El Autoritarismo y la Memoria Dominicana.


2015. Liberato, Ana S.Q.  Dominican Mob Violence Against Haitians


2013. Liberato, Ana S.Q. (Second author), Dana Fennell, Bridget Hayden and Yuko Fujino. Consuming Anime, Television & New Media, 12(5):367-385.


2011. Ana S.Q. Liberato and John D. Foster. Representations and Remembrance: The Civil Rights Movement in the Narratives of Civil Rights Activists and Hollywood Filmmakers. Journal of African American Studies, Vol. 15, Issue 3. P 367-384.

2011. Liberato, Ana S.Q., Guillermo Rebollo Gil, John D. Foster, and Amanda Moras. Latinidad and Masculinidad in Hollywood Films. Reprinted in Martin Bulmer and John Solomos (Eds.) Latino Identity in Contemporary America. Routledge, December 2011. Translated and Published in Spanish by the Fundación de Nuevo Cine Lationamericano (New Latin American Cinema Foundation), Havana, Cuba. Here:


2009. Liberato, Ana S.Q., Guillermo Rebollo Gil, John D. Foster, and Amanda Moras. Latinidad and Masculinidad in Hollywood Films.   Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. Volume 32, Issue 6, Pp948-966.


2008. Liberato, Ana S.Q, Dana Fennell, and William Jeffries. I Still Remember America: Senior African Americans Talk about Racial Segregation. Journal of African American Studies. Volume 12, Number 3, Pp229-242.


2008. Liberato, Ana (Second author) “Complementary Alternative Medicine Patterns of Use: Methodological Considerations. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 17: 71-77. 

2007. Liberato, Ana S.Q. and Joe R. Feagin. Becoming American and Maintaining Ethnic Identities: The Case of Dominican Americans.  Pp 177-215. In Yoku Shaw-Taylor and Steven A. Tuch (eds.), “The Other African Americans: Contemporary African American Families in the United States.” Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

2007. Liberato, Ana S.Q. and Dana Fennell. Gender and Health in the Dominican Republic: The Impact of Free Trade Zone Employment and Female Headship. Journal of World Development Vol. 35(3):394-409.


2007. Liberato, Ana S.Q. (Second author) and Dana Fennell. Learning to Live with OCD: Labeling, the Self, and Stigma. Journal of Deviant Behavior. Vol. 8 (4) :  305-331.

2006. Liberato, Ana S.Q.Carlton Pomeroy, and Dana Fennell. Well-being and Social Policy in Bolivia: The Impact of Ethnicity and Regional Location on Material Wealth and Health Outcomes. Social Indicators Research.76 (20): 233-262.

2006. Liberato, Ana S.Q. and Dana Fennell. The Well-being of Industrial Workers: A Quantitative Assessment of the Dominican Case. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.  Vol. 5 (4): 303-326.

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