Picture courtesy of Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez, Professor in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach
Department of Chicano and Latino Studies (CHLS) Professor, Victor M.
Rodriguez Ph.D., has the Caribbean in his blood. Born and raised in
Puerto Rico, he graduated with a major in history from the University of
Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, then went on to earn a graduate degree from
Louisiana State University and doctorate from the University of
California, Irvine, all focused on the Hispanic Caribbean of
Spanish-speaking Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.