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 commentaries in the Huffington Post, a collaborative piece with Miranda Martinez in Latino/a Research Review (Fall 2012), an essay in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society (Fall 2012) and a forthcoming piece in Social Research (Fall 2013) with Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr. and Daniel Bustillo. Before academia, Aja worked as a labor organizer with the Texas State Employees Union, an environmental education researcher in Cuba, a human rights organizer with Amnesty International-Argentina and a participation coordinator at a refugee hostel in London. He is currently working on a book project on Afro-Cuban immigration experiences in South Florida and co-producing a documentary and news piece on the effects of mandatory minimum sentencing policies.