Keren Leonor Landron

Keren Leonor Landron

Research Interest

A native of the Dominican Republic, Keren grew up in Queens, NY and graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in History in the Spring of 2021.

As an undergraduate student, Keren completed numerous graduate-level courses which allowed her to conduct extensive research in the Dominican Republic pertaining to race and nationalism in the nineteenth century. Much of her historical work relates to Haitian-Dominican race relations and Dominican nationalism.

Keren’s research interests encompass the Atlantic World, within the context of colonialism, slavery, and abolition. At Columbia and LSE, Keren wishes to explore African influence in the Caribbean, along with colonial violence in Spanish and Portuguese colonies.

In addition to her academic interests, Keren has extensive experience working in the government sector. As a Jeannette K. Watson Fellow, she interned with the City of Miami Beach’s Resilience division, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

In her spare time, Keren enjoys baking and spending time with her twin godsons.