Regina Bernard-Carreno

Associate Professor, Youth Studies

Regina Bernard-Carreno

Dr. Regina A. Bernard-Carreno was born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. She is a graduating pioneer of the MA in African American Studies at Columbia University and also holds several other graduate degrees, including a PhD from CUNY’s Graduate and University Center. Dr. Bernard-Carreno's research focuses on race, class, food inequalities, narratives of women of color's wellness, and engaged activism among NYC's youth. She is the author of three books on education, young women of color and feminism, and Black Studies. She has also published articles in the Journal of Pan African Studies, Small Farms Quarterly, Breathe Magazine UK, Outdoor Magazine, and Inside Higher Education, among other publications. Currently, Dr. Bernard-Carreno is at work on a new scholarly project about girlhood as well as several creative projects.

Recent News

BRESI Grant Awardees

October 14, 2022

Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI)

Youth studies associate professor Dr. Regina Bernard-Carreño has been awarded the CUNY BRESI (Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative) grant. Dr. Bernard-Carreño's proposal, The Podcast & Anthology Project, will bring awareness to difficult conversations of racism and social injustice(s) across the US and the world. The project will bring together experts in the field with members of the public to talk in an open, safe environment about these issues while offering a creative space to reflect upon these conversations.
CUNY SPS Youth Studies class smiling and posing for the camera.

CUNY SPS Launches BA in Youth Studies Degree Program

March 15, 2022

This innovative program was developed by MA Youth Studies alum and faculty in collaboration with city agencies and non-profits.

A Teacher Said I Couldn't Be a Naturalist. Now I'm Paving the Way For My Daughter.

November 03, 2021

National Audubon Society

Dr. Regina A. Bernard-Carreno, an associate professor in the CUNY SPS Youth Studies program, published an essay on the National Audubon Society website exploring the racial politics of birding.