In 2009, Ana Ozuna earned a Ph. D. from University at Buffalo in Spanish Literature. Her dissertation examined the maroon figure in Caribbean literature and concomitantly explored the theoretical discourses related to slavery in the New World. Her current research and publications examine the African presence in the Caribbean and the history of resistance and rebellion in the Americas. In the last, fifteen years she taught at Syracuse University, University at Buffalo and Indian River State College in Florida. She currently serves as Assistant Professor and Black Studies Coordinator at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College and teaches courses in the Black Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 


  • PhD University at Buffalo
  • MA Syracuse University


Black Studies, Caribbean History, Maroon Studies, Ethnicity and Race Studies


  • Ozuna, Ana. “Ethno-racial Identities of Early Hispaniola Maroons: The Rupture of the Enriquillo and Sebastian Lemba Alliance”, The 11th Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference Magazine. June 2019,
  • Ozuna, Ana. “Rebellion and Anti-colonial Struggle in Hispaniola: From Indigenous Agitators to African Rebels” Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. vol.11, no.7, (May 2018): 77-95.
  • Ozuna, Ana. “Feminine Power: Women Contesting Plantocracy in The Book of Night Women”, Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, 10.3 (May 2017): 132-148.