Elena Cruz

Elena Cruz

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
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I am a native of Miami, Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barry University, cum laude, and a Master of Arts in English from Florida International University. I am the founding director and co-principal investigator of the Upward Bound Math-Science grant-funded program, as well as the co-principal investigator of Educational Talent Search grant at FIU. My research interests are Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latino identity as well as issues of identity in biracial populations. I also have a fascination for social movements.