Denise B Santiago

DENISE BELÉN SANTIAGO is the co-director and co-producer of Salty Dog Blues: Merchant Marines of Color Fighting for Their Rightful Share. An anthropologist and historian by training, Santiago is currently the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Pace University in New York City. For the past 22 years, she has conducted research and taught at various universities in the disciplines of anthropology, sociology and cultural studies.


Salty Dog Blues
Al Santana & Denise B Santiago
2012, 52 min., Color/BW, US
SALTY DOG BLUES features a group of men and women of color who served in the United States Merchant Marine from 1937 – 1989. This nine-year project examines their development as a multi-racial and international labor force, their contributions to the World War II efforts, their relationship to the N...

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