Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, African American Studies, and Women's Studies at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, and editorial board member of Women's Studies Quarterly journal, Ohmer’s research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, class and trauma in literature by Black Women from Cuba&Brazil.
…in comparison with US African American, Afro-Latinx and Latinx communities. My interdisciplinary work includes trauma studies, critical ethnic studies, literary analysis and cultural studies. I am a past recipient of 2 Fulbright Fellowships (2015 Brazil & 2021 Colombia), and fellowships from the CUNY Graduate Center for Politics, Culture and Place, the Federal Grant for Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS – Portuguese), and internal grants of up to $15,000 U Pittsburgh, U Indianapolis, and CUNY. I recently co-edited a Special Issue for Women’s Studies Quarterly, titled Solidão, on Black Feminisms in Brazil (introduction available in the link on this website), and published articles (available on this site) in the Journal of International Women’s Studies, PALARA, Zora Neale Hurston Forum, Confluencia, and InterFACES. I first taught as an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Indianapolis, where I coordinated the Spanish program and taught undergraduate and graduate courses.
I have a post-doctoral certificate in History from the University of São Paulo, a doctorate from University of Pittsburgh in Hispanic Languages and Literature (2012), a master’s degree from University of Houston’s Modern Languages Department, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in Spanish and English Linguistics.