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Richard Gioioso


Richard Gioioso enjoys and supports the arts both in his native Baltimore as well as in his adopted home of Philadelphia, where he is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Relations Program and the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program at Saint Joseph’s University. 


In the classroom, Dr. Gioioso teaches a variety of courses on Global Politics, Latin American Politics, Political Economy, and Migration. His research and writing examine the incorporation of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants to the United States. He also focuses on the lives of Cuban young adults as they navigate economic, political, and social change on the island, in both the capital city, Havana, and in the province of Holguín in eastern Cuba. He is currently investigating Cuban political and legal philosophy in both historical and contemporary Cuba as well.​

Having received his doctorate in International Relations from Florida International University (FIU) in 2010, Dr. Gioioso has worked extensively as a field researcher in the U.S. and abroad. He has published in various academic journals, including Urban Geography, The Latin Americanist, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Latin American Law ReviewHis co-edited volume with Zaily Velázquez and Carlos Osorio of the Universidad de Holguín (Cuba), Youth and Development in Cuba, is in preparation for publication by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021. 

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Anne lefter

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Anne M. Lefter holds a BA in Theatre and English from the University of 

Minnesota, and an MA and PhD in Theatre Studies from Cornell University. She is currently the Director of Performing Arts for the Community College of Baltimore County. She has taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and the United States Naval Academy. Before coming to CCBC, she was the Audience and Administrative Manager, and later the Marketing and Development Manager, for Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, MD. She directed and wrote the book for the original play O'er the Ramparts for Baltimore County’s bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812. Her play Turtle Soup took third place in the 2003 Baltimore Playwrights Festival, and her one-act Eastside was competitively selected for FemFest97 by the Red Hen Theatre in Cleveland, OH. 


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