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Carmen Graciela Díaz is a Puerto Rican journalist with more than 15 years in writing and publishing. With a decade of teaching experience, she is the Distinguished Lecturer/Director of the Bilingual Journalism Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She is the author of a 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 Puerto Rican and Latino issues. Her articles have appeared in El País, Hyperallergic, Letras Libres, The Common, Centro Journal, and Reasons to be Cheerful, among other publications. 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. 

Carmen Graciela 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. From 2018 to 2021 she was the communications manager at Grantmakers in the Arts. Her freelance work includes research for the biopic Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided To Go For It and contributing writing for a book on the story of ArtPlace America


In 2023 she was the recipient of a Teaching Award at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. A resident of New Jersey, she is proud to be a member of the Center for Cooperative Media's Racial Equity Advisory Board, which hopes to advocate for and support diversity, inclusion, representation and racial equity in newsrooms throughout New Jersey’s local news ecosystem.

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