José Luis Morín, J.D.

Professor of Latin American Studies and Chair

Professor of Latin American Studies and Chair
City University of New York (CUNY)
524 West 59th St., Room 8.63.00 NB
New York, NY 10019
Phone (212) 393-6481

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal justice
  • human rights
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations

José Luis Morín is a Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and Chairperson of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LLS) Department. A faculty member at John Jay College since 1998, his areas of academic specialization include domestic and international criminal justice, international human rights law, civil rights, Latina/o studies, and Latin American studies. He is editor of Latinos and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (2016), which was selected by Library Journal as one of the “Best Reference Titles of 2016.” He is also author of Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States: Perspectives and Approaches (2nd edition, 2009), and has authored numerous articles and book chapters, including “The Social Condition of Stateside Puerto Ricans: Critical Needs and Policy Implications” (CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 2012), “Latinas/os and US Prisons: Trends and Challenges” (Latino Studies, 2008). He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Before joining the faculty at John Jay College, Professor Morín was a visiting professor at the Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and he worked for many years as a civil rights and human rights litigator and advocate with organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (LatinoJustice / PRLDEF).