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).