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Dr. Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate


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 earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1995; a Masters in Anthropology/ Archaeology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 1991; and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1988.

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.