Alan A. Aja
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Location: 1208 Boylan Hall
Alan A. Aja is an assistant professor and deputy chair in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. His latest publications include a piece on affirmative action with Daniel Bustillo in the Journal of Public Law and Policy (forthcoming, fall 2014), a collaborative piece on a federal jobs program with Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr. and Daniel Bustillo in Social Research (fall 2013), a collaborative piece on democratic rights with Miranda Martinez in Latino/a Research Review (Fall 2012), and a piece on coalitions in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society (Fall 2012). Before academia, Aja worked as a labor organizer in Texas, an environmental researcher in Cuba, a human rights organizer in Argentina and in a refugee hostel in London. He is currently working on a book project on Afro-Cuban experiences in South Florida and co-producing a documentary/news piece on the effects of mandatory minimum sentencing policies.