Sun, 31 January 2010
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Juan Flores was awarded the Casa de las Americas 2009 Premio Extraordinario de Estudios Sobre Los Latinos en los Estados Unidos for his latest book Bugalú y otros guisos: ensayos sobre culturas latinas en Estados Unidos .
Short review: The Diaspora Strikes Back - The eminent ethnic and cultural studies scholar Juan Flores examines what happens to the home country when it is being constantly fed by emigrants returning from abroad. He looks at how 'Nuyoricans' (Puerto Rican New Yorkers) have transformed their home country, introducing hip hop and modern New York culture to the Caribbean island.
Juan Flores (Ph.D., German Studies, Yale University) is Professor of Latino Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Dr. Flores’ teaching, research, and publications center on Puerto Rican Studies, social and cultural theory, popular music, theory of Diaspora and transnational communities, and Afro-Latino culture. His many publications include Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity (1993), Cortijo’s Wake (2004), and From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity (2000). His current projects include: Companion to Latino Studies (co-edited with Renato Rosaldo). He was recently awarded the Casa de las Americas Extraordinary Prize for studies on Latinos in the United States for his book Bugalu y otros guisos: ensayos sobre culturas latinas en Estados Unidos .