Dr. Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, Ph.D.

Dr. Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate

Assistant Professor

Parkmill 245 | 503-725-3052 | pedro@pdx.edu 


* 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:  Indigenous Afro Creole, Spanish Speaking Caribbean, Sustainable Food Systems, Caribbean Spirituality


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)






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. Pedro has worked on study abroad programs in Mexico, Spain, and the Dominican Republic and is currently focusing on Eastern Cuba. Outside of  PSU, he is a co-owner of a local organic corn masa and tortilla company, www.threesisterspdx.com, which provides opportunities for student engagement. 



Pedro was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Sustainability Teaching Award!

Professor Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate receiving a 2017 Teaching Sustainability Award.