born and Bronx based, Anamaría Flores is a Ph.D.
candidate in English at the Graduate and University Center
of the City University of New York (CUNY). She received
her B.A. from the University of Michigan and is currently
an adjunct professor of English at Queens College and Borough
of Manhattan Community College where she teaches Composition
and Literature of the Americas.
Baker is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at the CUNY
is a complete Caribeña, who has lived in both the
English- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean and currently resides
in New York City.
academic and singer/songwriter, Miss Baker currently teaches
popular Caribbean music courses at John Jay College and
has also taught the undergraduate courses “Popular
Caribbean Music” and “Caribbean Music, Race,
and Sex” at other institutions.
Her research focuses on manifestations of race and gender
in Caribbean popular musics. She has presented papers at
major conferences such as the Feminist Theory and Music
Conference and the CUNY African-American Network Work in
Progress at CUNY on the African Diaspora Conference. Her
work has been published in Critical Minded: New Approaches
to Hip Hop Studies edited by Ellie Hisama and Evan