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Jorge Arroyo

Adjunct Professor

Jorge Arroyo
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PSYCH174

Bio

Born in La Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico, Jorge Isaac Arroyo Moura obtained his BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies in 2008 from New Mexico State University; and MA in Spanish and Latin American Literature in 2010. Currently, he's an ABD in the Hispanics Studies Graduate program at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. His area of research (and personal interest) are Caribbean Studies; particularly music, urban cultures, and oral traditions. Arroyo Moura has presented at conferences in Cuba, with the AILCFH; University of Texas- El Paso, at the Congreso de Literatura Mexicana, on topics that dealt with peripheral cultures in Hispanic literature and the contributions that marginalized sectors have made to national cultural discourse and identities. He served as a Power Generation Specialist in the US Army from 1998 to 2004, stationed at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), then 5th Corps, 17th Signal Battalion in Germany. He served overseas in Baghdad and Tikrit during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as a Senior Airman in the New Mexico Air National Guard, as a Civil Engineering Draftsman, with whom he volunteered for relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is the second of seven siblings, an uncle to four, and enjoys nothing more than spending time with family. Aside from a passion for books, he is a cinephile; especially of martial arts and science fiction films.​
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