Jorge Juan Rodríguez V
I am the son of two Puerto Rican migrants who came to the united states a year before I was born. Though my mother was raised in the tall, curvy mountains of Barranquitas, and my father in the humid, bustling streets of Rio Piedras, I grew up with my parents, grandmother, and uncle in a small affordable housing community in urban Manchester, Connecticut. My story of diaspora, language, gender, race, and dis/ability has propelled my academic journey, leading me to degrees in biblical studies, social theory, and liberation theology. I am a PhD Candidate in History at Union Theological Seminary writing a dissertation on Religion, Spirituality, and the New York Young Lords, and am also on staff with the Hispanic Summer Program.
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