Ph.D. Harvard University
M.A. Harvard University
B.A. Tufts University, summa cum laude
Exchange, Paris-Sorbonne, Semiotics ** Specializations


2016 President’s Council Worlds Ahead Faculty Award, Florida International University
2015 Excellence in Research Award, Florida International University
2014 International Latino Book Award for U.S. Immigration Reform, Los Angeles
2014 Nominated, Pulitzer Prize in U.S. History for U.S. Immigration Reform, NY
2013 Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award, Florida International University
2010 Human Resources Development Recognition, Telemundo Network
2010 Excellence in Engagement Inaugural Award, Florida International University
2010 Clarion Award, Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals
2010 100 Latinos en Miami, Asociación FusiónArte, Madrid
2009 Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association
2009 Top Scholars from Across the Disciplines, Florida International University
2009 Sister Maureen T. Kelleher Altruism Award, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
2009 Humanitarian Award, Republic of Guatemala, Ministry of Foreign Relations
2008 Linguist of the Year, Inttranet Global Translators Network, Rouen, France
2008 President‟s Commendation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2002 Excellence in Research Award, Florida International University

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