Dr. Celeste Fraser Delgado


Celeste Fraser Delgado is associate professor of English, academic coordinator of arts and humanities statewide, and academic coordinator of English in central and north Florida. An award-winning arts critic and editor, she is currently a contributor to the Knight Arts Blog (www.knightarts.org), and formerly music editor and Latin music critic for the Miami New Times. She is co-editor of Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America (Duke University Press, 1997) and is currently conducting research on Caribbean Carnival traditions in the United States. Fraser Delgado directs Carnival Arts, a collaborative service project with Florida youth crisis shelters through which PACE students join local artists in teaching drumming, dancing, and maskmaking to youth in crisis. She also directs the Citizen Critics project, where Barry students and their peers at other South Florida universities write and post reviews of local arts events at neverwatchalone.ning.com. She is also a board member of the Human Services Coalition, working to deepen the partnership between Barry University and local human service efforts.