Dr. Nadine Fernandez is a cultural anthropologist and mentor. Her research examines immigration, race and gender relations in Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America. With the recent changes in Cuba, she is especially interested in the resurgence and effects of mass tourism on the island. Her current work focuses on the intersection of transnational immigration and tourism that results in Cubans marrying foreigners and moving abroad.

She works with students face to face, in fully online courses and in blended courses on a range of topics related to Latin American and Caribbean cultures, gender and family, diversity, immigration and a wide range of studies in cultural anthropology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping and baking bread.


  • B.A. in Urban Studies, American History from University of Pennsylvania