Pedro Cabán was the Vice Provost for Diversity and Educational Equity at the State University of New York (2007-2011) and is professor of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany.
He received his undergraduate political science degree from the City College of New York and the Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. He has held tenured appointments at Fordham University, Rutgers University and the University of Illinois. He has also had teaching appointments at Columbia University and Cornell University. Dr. Cabán served as chairman or director of Departments of Latino and Caribbean Studies in the various universities where he has taught. He is the former president of the Puerto Rican Studies Association.
Cabán is the author of Constructing a Colonial People: Puerto Rico and the United States, 1898-1932. He has published dozens of articles, book chapters and review essays on the political economy of Puerto Rico, Latinos in the United States, and race and ethnic studies. He is the recipient of Ford Foundation and Dorothy Danforth Foundation grants.