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Sabia McCoy-Torres


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

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


  • Tulane University Senate Committee on Research Fellowship, 2018
  • 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

Related Experience

Contributing Editor, Transforming Anthropology, 2016

Selected Publications

  • 2018. “‘I wanna be the king of sounds’: Otaku and Transnational Migrants in Brooklyn Reggae Culture.” Popular Music and Society. July 17: 1 – 25 [Online publication date. Print Date May 2019, 42(3): 1 – 25].
  • 2018. “Arturo Schomburg Was Vital to the Harlem Renaissance, But His Latino Identity is Often Forgotten.” Remezcla. Guest Contributor. February 22.
  • 2018. “Uncovering Anti-Blackness in Casual Conversation: Young Hollywood’s Words to Amara La Negra.” Latino Rebels. Guest Contributor. January 9.
  • 2017. “Love Dem Bad: Embodied Experience, Self-Adoration, and Eroticism in Dancehall Reggae Dance.” Transforming Anthropology 2 (2): 185 – 200.
  • 2016. “‘Cien porciento tico tico’: Reggae, Race, Belonging, and the Afro-Caribbean Ticos of Costa Rica.” Black Music Research Journal 36(1): 1-27.
  • 2015. “Excluding the Afro from Iglesias’ Video en Español.” Latino Rebels. Guest Contributor. January 8.

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years:

Stone Center Departments

The Stone Center

People Classification


Tulane Affiliation

Core Faculty


Africa, Caribbean, Central America