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Dr. Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Parkmill 245 | 503-725-3052 | 


* Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies from the University of Minnesota (1995)

* Masters in Anthropology/ Archaeology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia (1991)

* BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan (1988)



FIELDS: Social Sustainability, Civic Engagement, Anthropology, Archaeology


Curriculum Vitae





Pedro is a full-time, core faculty member at Portland State University and teaches 1/3 time in Black Studies and 2/3 time in University Studies, teaching Senior Capstones on topics of social sustainability and civic engagement.


Pedro is an interdisciplinary archaeologist, an independent scholar affiliated with the Archivo Historico de Santiago, Dominican Republic, and works on archaeological and anthropological studies of the Caribbean region, with a focus on the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Pedro's research uncovers the politics of the nation-state in controlling the identity of colonized and globalized people, and the struggle of communities against dominant paradigms including colonialism, racism, classism, sexism, and globalization.