Pedro Cabán

Pedro Cabán

Department of Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
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Pedro Caban

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.

Research Interests: Latinos and U.S. Political Economy,  colonialism and imperialism during the American century, Puerto Rico politics and economics, racial capitalism and immigration. 

He received his undergraduate political science degree from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. He has held tenured appointments at Fordham University, Rutgers University, and the University of Illinois. He also held visiting appointments at Columbia University and Cornell University. Dr. Cabán served as chairman or director of Latino and Caribbean Studies programs and departments in various universities. 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.