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Alan A. Aja

Associate Professor and Deputy Chairperson
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Location: 1208 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5561
Fax: 718.951.4183
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Alan A. Aja is associate professor in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. He has published in a range of scholarly and public outlets with focus on inter-group disparities, economic stratification, public policy, collective action and sustainability. His publications include the book Miami's Forgotten Cubans: Race, Racialization and the Local Afro-Cuban Experience (Palgrave-McMillan, 2016) and independent and collaborative pieces in the Boston Review, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Education Week, the Nation, Dissent, the American Prospect, Latino Rebels and other publications. Aja recently served as co-author on "What We Get Wrong About Closing the Wealth Gap," with Darity et al. (2018), and is a scholar-activist for federal to municipal level job guarantees. He advised on the award-winning documentary The Sentence by Rudy Valdez, about the effects of mandatory minimum sentencing on a Michigan Latinx family. Before academia, Aja was a labor organizer in Texas.

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