Carmen Graciela Díaz is a journalist with more than a decade in writing and publishing. Díaz holds two master’s degrees, one from the Columbia University Journalism School in Arts and Culture Reporting (New York) and the other from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (San Juan) in Cultural Studies. She wrote her first book on the history of groundbreaking Puerto Rican publication, Avance.
She has worked with Univision News Digital, El Nuevo Día, and Primera Hora writing on arts journalism, lifestyle, entertainment, education, and Hispanic issues. Her articles have appeared in Letras Libres, The Common, and Reasons to be Cheerful. Díaz has profiled several significant figures including Marina Abramovic, John Malkovich, Junot Díaz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Oliver Stone, José Andrés, Custo Dalmau, and Jane Goodall.
For some years now, teaching has been another way of exercising the journalism she believes in. Carmen Graciela is Distinguished Lecturer - Director of the Bilingual Subject Concentration at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and previously she was an adjunct lecturer teaching at Lehman College. Since 2018 she is the communications manager at Grantmakers in the Arts, using her journalistic background to inform her approach to communications.
Her recent freelance work includes research for the biopic Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided To Go For It and was one of the contributing writers of a book documenting the work and the story of ArtPlace America.
She is a proud Puerto Rican that loves journalism as much as she loves reading, art, all things vintage, David Bowie and other rock and roll giants, dancing, and boxing.
New York Metropolitan Area