Jorge Duany, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico


“The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities”

Tuesday, April 7, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham

“The Dominican Diaspora: A Transnational Perspective”

Wednesday, April 8, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar

Thursday, April 9, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

JORGE DUANY (Ph.D., Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He has published extensively on Caribbean migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in academic journals and professional books in the Caribbean, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Professor Duany’s most recent book is The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States (2002). He is the coauthor of Puerto Ricans in Orlando and Central Florida (2006), Cubans in Puerto Rico: Ethnic Economy and Cultural Identity (1997), and El Barrio Gandul: Economía subterránea y migración indocumentada en Puerto Rico (1995). He is also the author of Quisqueya on the Hudson: The Transnational Identity of Dominicans in Washington Heights (1994). Since February 2003, he has written a monthly editorial column for the newspaper El Nuevo Día. Professor Duany previously served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Director of the journal Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Visiting Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at the University of Michigan, Assistant Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, and most recently Bacardí Family Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Duany, Jorge. “Dominican Migration to Puerto Rico: A Transnational Perspective.” CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 17, no. 1 (2005): 242-269.
Duany, Jorge. “Nation, Migration, Identity: The Case of Puerto Ricans” Latino Studies 1, no. 3 (2003): 424-444.
Duany, Jorge. “The Nation in the Diaspora: The Multiple Repercussions of Puerto Rican Emigration to the United States.” Governance in the Non-Independent Caribbean, P. Clegg and E. Pantojas-Garcia (Eds), Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle, Forthcoming.