BA, Brooklyn College
M.Ph., CUNY Graduate Center
Ph.D, CUNY Graduate Center
Dr. Molina is the Spanish language coordinator for the Foreign Language division of the Fine Arts, Foreign language and ICS Department. Dr. Molina's research interest and publications focus on women's issues, migration and identity, education, language and literature.
She is the author of El Naturalismo en la Novela Cubana (2000). This book traces the evolution of Naturalism into a literary movement in Cuba, and how diverse events - political, social and economic - contributed to create a national consciousness. She co-author ed the book, Perspective on Dominican Migration (2003), which analyzes the Dominican community from a transnational/global perspective. Her publications have appeared in peer review journals such as Callaloo, Revista de Estudios Sociales, Latino Studies Journal, Baquiana and in the anthologies: Escritoras Dominicanas del siglo XX (2002), Voces de la inmigración: historias y testimonios de mujeres inmigrantes dominicanas (2007), A Celebration of Brooklyn Hispanism: Hispanic Literature from Don Quijote to Today (2004) and El poder de la creacion: un acercamiento a la narrativa neo-realista de Miriam Gonzalez-Hernandez (2010).
Dr. Molina's other publications include: "Des-orden y transnacionalidad: elementos de identidad en "Invi's Paradise de Aurora Arias" (2002).
She also organizes art exhibitions to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the college, and at Rio’s Gallery in Manhattan.
In 2008, she was selected to be part of the photograph exhibition Dominican Women in New York City, which took place at City College, CUNY and the United Nations.
In 2012, she organized and directed the St. Francis College Faculty Led Study Abroad to Cortona, Italy.
Also in 2012, Dr. Molina was elected as a judge for the Gloria Anzaldua’s book prize organized by the National Women Studies Association.