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René Cordero

Professional affiliation

PhD candidate at Brown University

Full Biography

Born in the Dominican Republic, and raised in Harlem, NYC, René Cordero is a PhD candidate at Brown University working on Latin American social movements and politics during the Cold War. René examines how the student movement in the Dominican Republic galvanized different sectors of Dominican society and embraced a hemispheric and global circulation of discourses on racial consciousness, anti-imperialism and historical revisionism. His work attempts to place the Dominican Cold War experience at the center of debates about imperialism, third-worldism and race. He is also the coordinator, under the directorship of Professor James Green, of the Dominican section of Opening the Archives, an online archive housed at the Brown Library that documents U.S.-Dominican relations during the Cold War.