Juan R. ValdezJuan R. Valdez is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education and Educational Linguistics at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). A native of Santo Domingo who grew up in the Bronx, he received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from CUNY’s Graduate Center. His book Tracing Dominican identity: the writings of Pedro Henríquez Ureña was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. A linguist by training, his interdisciplinary work straddles the lines between Linguistic Anthropology, History, and Sociology.


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