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Humanities educator

Sonia Rivera-Valdés, Cuban, American humanities educator. Recipient Literature award, Premio Casa de las Américas for Hispanic Literature in the United States, 1997; grantee Caribbean Exchange Travel grantee, City University of New York, 1996, Ford Foundation grantee, 1980, 1978-1980.

Background

Rivera-Valdés, Sonia was born on August 8, 1937 in LaHabana, Cuba. Arrived in the United States, 1966. Daughter of Enrique Rivera Fernandez and Angela Valdés.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish, City University of New York, 1989.

Career

Spanish instructor Benedict School, 1970—1972, 1974—1976, Humacao, Puerto Rico, 1973—1974, Puerto Rico Institute Psychiatry, Hato Rey, 1975—1976. Assistant instructor graduate teaching Kent State University, Ohio, 1976—1977. Spanish tutor City University of New York, 1978—1981.

Instructor modern language College New Rochelle, New York, 1979—1980. Adjunct instructor modern language City University of New York, 1980—1981, instructor romance language, 1981—1982, 1981—1992, adjunct instructor foreign language, 1985—1988, adjunct assistant professor, 1990—1996, substitute assistant professor, 1996—1997, associate professor foreign language, coordinator ethnic studies, since 1998. Instructor modern language College New helle, 1982—1983.

Adjunct instructor department humanities Fordham University, 1985—1988. Literature panelist various arts councils.

Works

Membership

President Latino Artists Roundtable, New York City, since 1999. Board directors City University of New York European Exchange Program, since 1994, Dominican Studies Association.

Connections

Married Mario Picayo (divorced ). Children: Mario Picayo, Jesús Picayo, José Picayo.

father:
Enrique Rivera Fernandez

mother:
Angela Valdés

spouse:
Mario Picayo

children:
Mario Picayo Rivera-Valdés

Jesús Picayo Rivera-Valdés

José Picayo Rivera-Valdés