Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Sabia McCoy-Torres

Assistant Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info

Department Affiliation


  • B.A., International Politics, Oberlin College, 2005
  • M.A., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Cornell University, 2015

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2017-
  • Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College, 2016
  • Visiting Lecturer, Columbia University, 2015
  • Graduate Teaching Intern. Cornell Prefreshmen Summer Program, 2013

Research & Teaching Specializations: Afro-Diasporic Circum-Caribbean. Race. Gender/Sexuality. Popular Performance.

Related Experience

  • Contributing Editor, Transforming Anthropology, 2016


  • H.H. Powers Travel Grant, Oberlin College, 2016
  • Bernd Lambert Award, Cornell University, 2015
  • Provost Diversity Fellowship, Cornell University, 2014
  • Field Research Grant, Tinker Foundation Inc., 2011
  • Research Grant, Institute for Social Sciences, 2011


  • Spanish

Overseas Experience

  • Costa Rica

Selected Publications

  • (Forthcoming) 2017. “Constructing Race and Belonging: Reggae and the Afro-Caribbean Ticos of Costa Rica.” Black Music Research Journal. University of Illinois Press.
  • (Forthcoming) 2017. “Love Dem Bad: Embodied Experience, Self-Adoration, and Eroticism in Dancehall Reggae Dance.” Transforming Anthropology. American Anthropology Association.

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years: Transnational Black Culture

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