Dr. Isar Godreau

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Dr. Isar Godreau
Interdisciplinary Research Institute
UPR Cayey
Dr. Isar Godreau is a researcher at and former director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (2003-2011). She obtained her Ph. D in cultural anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz (1999). Currently, she directs various institution-wide level initiatives targeted at increasing diversity, research infrastructure and research capacity at UPR- Cayey. She is the Director of the NIH- sponsored BRIC Program at UPR- C, which is geared at increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. She has been awarded grants from NIH, the Ford Foundation, Wenner-Grenn Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. She has also served on review –panels for the Ford Foundation and the NSF. Her own research and publications explore issues of “race”, racism, discrimination and national identity in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. She is the author of Arrancando mitos de raíz: guía para la enseñanza antirracista de la herencia africana en Puerto Rico (2013) and Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism and US Colonialism in Puerto Rico ( 2015) by University of Illinois Press. For more information visit http://portalwww.cayey.upr.edu/iii/Investigadores