Past Features

February 27, 2006 (Vol. 3, No. 3)

Noted Professor of Latin American History to Give Lecture March 8

Jorge Chinea
Jorge Chinea
Latin American history expert Jorge Chinea of Wayne State University will deliver a talk, entitled "Jayme O'Daly y Blake: Enlightened Planter—Administrator in Late Bourbon Puerto Rico: 1776-1829," on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., in the Faculty Dining Room. Sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, this event is free and open to the public.

Born in a barrio near San Juan, Puerto Rico, Professor Chinea moved to New York City at 13. Surrounded by crime, gangs and drugs, he fought his way out of the slums of New York to the world of academia. Professor Chinea teaches history and also serves as director of the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies at Wayne State University. He has published several works about Latino culture.

Professor Chinea earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from SUNY Binghamton and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In 2005, he received the Irish Latin American Research Fund Award.

For more information on this event, call (718) 960-6722.