Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Discipline: History
Office: Social Sciences Building Rm. 109
Phone: 912.358.3266
Fax: Not Available


Pedro R. Rivera is an assistant professor of Latin American history in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Savannah State University. He is from the Dominican Republic and lived in New York City for more than ten years before moving to Washington DC for graduate studies at Howard University. He has received the financial support from the Mellon Mays Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Dominican Studies Institute of City College of New York. His essay “Carlos Cooks: A Dominican Garveyite in Harlem” appears in The Afrolatin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States 2010 edited volume by Miriam Jimenez Roman and Juan Flores. Currently, he is revising his dissertation for publication, a narrative that seeks to add a new lane to the intersection of Black and Latino Studies, foregrounding the importance of the Dominican chapter of the African diaspora in the Americas.

Research Interests

The black presence in Latin America; race, migration and identity in the Caribbean; pan-Africanism in the United States.


PhD, African Diaspora, History - Howard University
BA, African History - The City College of New York

Awards & Honors

Name: Dominican Blue Book
Organization: Dominican Studies Institute
Date: 12/1/2014

Name: Preparing Future Faculty
Organization: Social Science Research Council
Date: 11/1/2014

Name: Research Conference, Brazil
Organization: Savannah State University
Date: 11/1/2013

Name: Membership
Organization: Mellon Mays Foundation
Date: 11/1/2005


Title: The African Presence in Santo Domingo by Carlos Andujar
Publication Date: 7/1/2014
Publisher: Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Page Number: 757-760
Type: Book Review
Authors: Pedro Rivera,

Title: Carlos Cooks: A Dominican Garveyite in Harlem
Publication Date: 7/1/2010
Publisher: The Afrolatin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States
Page Number: 215-218
Type: Other
Authors: Pedro Rivera,