Juan Flores is Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Affiliated with the Latino Studies Program, his main scholarly interests include Puerto Rican and Latina/o culture, diaspora and transnational communities, social and cultural theory, and the Afro-Latino experience in the United States. Flores’ books include Poetry in East Germany, The Insular Vision, Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity, La venganza de Cortijo, From Bomba To Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity, The Diaspora Strikes Back, and Bugalú y otros guisos. He is the translator of Memoirs of Bernardo Vega and Cortijo’s Wake by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, and co-editor of On Edge: The Crisis of Latin American Culture, the Companion to Latino Studies, and the Afro-Latino Reader. He was awarded the Casa de las Américas Prize in 1979 for The Insular Vision and in 2009 for Bugalú y otros guisos, and the Latino Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institution in 2008. Flores lectures widely, serves on a range of editorial and advisory boards, and is a founder of the Afrolatin@ Forum.