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Valentina Peguero

Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Dr. Peguero received her B.A. in Education from the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic and a M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, New York City.

Specializing in modern Caribbean and Latin American history and culture, Dr. Peguero's particular interests are issues of ethnicity and race, Caribbean women's history, and Dominican political and military history.

She is the author of many journal articles on these subjects and several books, among them "The Militarization of Culture in the Dominican Republic: From the Captains General to General Trujillo," published in 2004 by the University of Nebraska Press.