Carlos Sanabria

Jan 2004

Professor Carlos Sanabria is a nice guy...the only problem I have with him is simply that his lectures are all over the place. You can not possibly keep up w/ him. He talks really fast and constantly goes back and forth. Sanabria at times confused tme. Yes, he is insightful but it would be tremendously helpful if he followed the syllabus. He has unrealistic expectations. For example: the first day of class he wanted us to go out, buy the books for his class and read the first book assigned by the next session, which was not a small book! Now you tell me how can anyone possibly read an entire book in one day and actually grasp the material? Yet, on certain topics he was very passionate about and if you could keep up with him you would get some enlightening information.

Jan 2000

What is especially valuable about Professor Sanabria's classes is not the topics, which are pretty standard historical backgrounds and contemporary issues for Latinos in the US and Puerto Ricans, but his perspective on those issues. He is one of the few professors who is not afraid to take a stand against neoliberalism and economic injustice, and he is willing to give his own opinion on controversial issues. His classes are good for an introduction to Latino Studies.