Jonathon
Acosta

I am a PhD student in sociology. I earned my BA in Political Science (Theory tract) and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. As an undergraduate, I was a research assistant for Kay Warren, an anthropologist, studying human trafficking, prostitution, and labor migration in Latin America and East Asia. I was a public school math teacher in Miami-Dade County and Central Falls, RI before becoming a Dean of Culture. During this time, I earned an MA in Urban Education Policy at Brown. Broadly speaking, my research interests are in political sociology, social stratification, segregation, race, class, and ethnicity. I am particularly interested in the representation of historically marginalized groups in Latin American politics. In my spare time I’m a youth wrestling coach, a member of the Juvenile Hearing Board, and a City Councilman representing Ward 1 in Central Falls, RI.

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