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Alan A. Aja

Associate Professor and Acting Department Chairperson
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Location: 1208 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5561
Fax: 718.951.4183

Alan A. Aja is associate professor and acting chair 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 and socioeconomic stratification. His recent publications include the book Miami's Forgotten Cubans: Race, Racialization and the Local Afro-Cuban Experience (Palgrave-McMillan, 2016) and co-authored pieces in the Boston Review, the Nation, Dissent, the American Prospect, Latino Rebels and other outlets. 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 assisting on a documentary/news piece by filmmaker Rudy Valdez on the effects of mandatory minimum sentencing policies on families.

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