José A. Laguarta Ramírez

Research Associate

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(he/him) is a Research Associate with Centro. José has a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Graduate Center, CUNY. His current research focuses on the moral economies of colonial capitalism in Puerto Rico. It explores how ways of speaking, thinking, and feeling by different social actors (both historical and contemporary) on diverse social and political “ills” and their appropriate “remedies” emerge and in turn shape different responses. To that end, he is examining a wide range of primary sources, including official statements and documents, public debates, journalism and literature, popular culture, and social movement practice and discourse.