Jorge Duany

Professor of Anthropology

Florida International University

Jorge Duany is the Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. He previously served as Acting Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the journal Revista de Ciencias Sociales at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. 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. He has published extensively on migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in the Cuba, the Caribbean, and the United States. He has been part of the editorial boards of several academic journals such as CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Cuban Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, and Latino Studies. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of 18 books, including Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana (2014); Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States (2011); La nación en vaivén: Identidad, migración y cultura popular en Puerto Rico (2010); How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and Its Consequences (2009); The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States (2002); and Cubans in Puerto Rico: Ethnic Economy and Cultural Identity (1997).