Alan A. Aja
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Location: 1208 Boylan Hall
Alan A. Aja is assistant professor and deputy chair in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. His latest publications include pieces on affirmative action with Daniel Bustillo in the Journal of Public Law and Policy (forthcoming, fall 2014), federal jobs guarantee with Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr. and Daniel Bustillo in Social Research (fall 2013), democratic rights with Miranda Martinez in Latino/a Research Review (fall 2012), and black/Latino 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. His current research explores the lives of Afro-Cubans in South Florida, and he is assisting on a documentary/news piece by filmmaker Rudy Valdez on the impact of mandatory minimum sentencing policies on families.