On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Génesis Jamie Cumba Ramos, defended her thesis titled The Imagination of Disaster: Nuclear Apprehensions, Radioactive Ravings, and Civil Defense in Puerto Rico during the Cold War 1960-65, a translation from Spanish into English of Imaginar el desastre: aprensiones nucleares, desvaríos radioactivos y Defensa Civil en Puerto Rico durante la Guerra Fría 1960-65 by Manuel R. Rodríguez Vázquez.
The Thesis Committee, formed by Alma Simounet Bey, Ph. D., Manuel R. Rodríguez Vázquez, Ph. D., and thesis advisor M. Charlotte Ward, Ph. D., awarded her thesis the grade sobresaliente.