Professor Edward Paulino
Book by Prof. Edward Paulino Honored by Latin American Studies Association

The Border of Lights Reader: Bearing Witness to Genocide in the Dominican Republic, co-edited by Edward Paulino, associate professor of global history, and Megan Jeanette Myers from Iowa State University, received the 2024 Best Anthology Prize from the Haiti/Dominican Republic section of the Latin American Studies Association.

The Award Selection Committee’s comments on the anthology included:

"The collection presents an admirable blend of scholars, writers, and community members spanning thinkers of Dominican, Haitian, and other backgrounds to disseminate academic scholarship and non-profit activism to a wide audience. Alongside striking essays and interviews, Border of Lights notably incorporates artistic works in order to cast light upon the anti-black violence that has spanned Hispaniola from the 1937 Haitian Massacre to the contemporary era. Thus, it becomes a refreshing contribution to the academic literature that traces the longstanding historical frictions and heightened cross-island tensions surrounding current social and political concerns. With its breadth of coverage and range of contributors, this type of contribution is truly invaluable."

Paulino’s traditional and public humanities scholarship range from books like Dividing Hispaniola, writing scripts for the Ted Ed online “Ugly History” series and writing and performing his self-written one-person shows like “Eddie’s Perejil” to the NEH funded “Converging Cultures: Latin America, 1520-1830, Making Objects Speak” audio tour of the Brooklyn Museum of Art Andean Colonial Collection.

Additionally, Paulino has received a Fulbright Scholar Award, New York State Archives Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award, National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award, and several PSC-CUNY Research Awards. His research interests include the study of genocide, race, borders, nation-building, U.S., Latin American/Caribbean, Latinx, the African diaspora, baseball, Latin jazz, and New York State history.