Director, Cuban Research Institute
Jorge Duany, Ph.D., is Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University.
Before coming to FIU, Dr. Duany served as Acting Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He previously served as Director of UPR’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of the journal Revista de Ciencias Sociales. He has held visiting teaching and research appointments at several U.S. universities, including Harvard, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the City University of New York. He earned his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, specializing in anthropology, at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University.
Dr. Duany has published extensively on migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in the Caribbean and the United States. He has belonged to the editorial boards of academic journals such as CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cuban Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Latino Studies, and New West Indian Guide. His latest books are Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States (2011) and La nación en vaivén: Identidad, migración y cultura popular en Puerto Rico (2010). Since February 2003, he writes a monthly editorial column for the newspaper El Nuevo Día. In 2010, he received the Bolívar Pagán Prize in Journalism from the Institute of Puerto Rican Literature.
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