Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor

    Dr. Franqui-Rivera
    Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera
    Associate Professor, Coordinator of History/Global Languages
    Year Joined: 2017
    • B.A.
      University of Puerto Rico
    • M.A.
      Temple University
    • Ph.D.
      University of Massachusetts
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1705
    Office: Seibert Hall, Room 13

    Harry Franqui-Rivera

    Ph.D. in Caribbean and Latin American History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Masters in Military and Diplomatic History from Temple University
    B.A. in History from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
    G.E.D. from the Departamento de Instruccción Pública de Puerto Rico

    What I teach:

    • Global History I and II
    • Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Writing History
    • Change Reform and Revolution in the Americas

    Professor Fanqui-Rivera specializes in Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latino and Latin American History focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries. Among other interests he studies the condition of Puerto Rican veterans and service members and their impact in society; the role played by military service and institutions on nation-building projects and in the development of national identities; imperial-colonial relations, race, gender, class, and nation. He's also involved in Oral History and Digital Humanities Projects and in the production of short documentaries. He has several academic articles on these topics and two forthcoming books: Soldiers of the Nation: Military Service and Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952. University of Nebraska Press. Fighting on Two Fronts: The Experience of the Puerto Rican Soldiers in the Korean War. Centro Press. He is a published author, public intellectual, cultural critic, and blogger. He blogs and publishes in academic and news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Centro Voices, Latino Rebels, 80 Grados, Focaal, Process: A Blog for American History, and U.S. Studies Online. He served for over a decade in the U.S. Army and the National Guard and Reserve. His academic work can be found at “History is not a Walt Disney production.” HFR

    Subject(s): Applied Studies, History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    Academic Committee(s): Faculty Rep to Student Affairs

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