Latinas/os on the East Coast: A Critical Reader provides a comprehensive overview of established and contemporary research and essays written about communities that represent the Latina/o diaspora on the East Coast of the United States. Collectively, it contributes to the historical, cultural, political, and economic dynamics that affect the Latinas/os' lived experience of the country.
Yolanda Jolie Medina holds a PhD in cultural studies in education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is an associate professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and the founder of the Santo Rico Kids Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization in Spanish Harlem that provides Latin dance instructions to children. She is the author of Critical Aesthetic Pedagogy: Toward a Theory of Self and Social Empowerment and has also published on critical pedagogy, art education, cultural studies, and social justice. Angeles Donoso Macaya holds a PhD in Hispanic languages and literatures from Washington University in St. Louis and is an assistant professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. Her research pays special attention to the meanings and methods of collaborative practices between artistic media and their audiences. She has published articles on contemporary Latin American literature, queer studies, animal studies, visual studies, and photography.