December 17, 2019

Thought Leader: Immigration, Latin American history and African Diaspora

Jorge L. Chinea

Jorge L. Chinea specializes in the social and economic history of colonial Latin America, with particular emphasis in European colonialism, commercial agriculture, forced labor regimes, and coerced and free immigration during the 18th and 19th centuries. He also has a secondary interest in Latino/a studies as it relates to Latin American immigration to — and the formation of Hispanic diasporic communities in — the United States. He is the academic director of Wayne State's Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and a professor of history.

He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of:

  • Immigration
  • African Diaspora
  • Latin American history

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