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Alan A. Aja

Professor and Department Chairperson
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Location: 1205 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5561
Fax: 718.951.4183

Alan A. Aja is professor and chair in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. He has published in a range of academic to public-facing outlets with research interests in the racial wealth gap, economic democracy, collective action and sustainability. His publications include the book "Afro-Latinos in the U.S. Economy" with Michelle Holder (Lexington Books, 2021) and Miami's Forgotten Cubans: Race, Racialization and Local Afro-Cuban Experience (Palgrave-McMillan, 2016). He has independent and collaborative pieces in the Washington Post, Boston Review, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Education Week, the Nation, Dissent, the American Prospect, Latino Rebels and other publications. Aja is a scholar-activist for federal to municipal level job guarantees. He advised on the award-winning documentary The Sentence by Rudy Valdez. Before academia, Aja was a labor organizer in Texas. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Jobs for All Network.

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