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NeoRican underground will explore and analyze the history of Puerto Rico and of Latinos living in the United States.

Born in Brooklyn, scholar and activist, Adán Stevens-Díaz, began his academic career at the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelors in History, pursued two graduate degrees in Ethics and Church History at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and completed his doctorate at Temple University’s Department of Religion in 2018.

Dr. Stevens-Díaz has been involved with numerous grassroots movements in Philadelphia and New York City, including the Campaign for a Living Wage, Occupy Philly, just to name a few.

He has taught courses in religion and the history of Puerto Rico and of Latinos in the United States as well as Latin American history at Fordham University, Temple University, LaSalle University, Brooklyn College, City College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. He has been a member of the board of the International Society for the Comparative Studies of Civilizations, and organization founded by famous historian Arnold Toynbee. In 2010, he was honored with the organization’s Rising Star of Civilizational Study Award. He is also featured in the forthcoming documentary “Who is Albizu?” about the Puerto Rican Nationalist leader.

He has presented research papers at different conferences including for the ISCSC at the École de Hautes Études Pratiques in Paris and Tulane University in New Orleans; the American Academy of Religion in Montreal, Canada; and Catholic Historical Society meetings in Washington, D.C. and at Princeton University. He has visited Cuba on several occasions, both as student and as research scholar. He has published in review journals and various encyclopedia. He has been interviewed on media documentaries about Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia and the political philosophy of Pedro Albizu Campos.

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