Juan Carlos Albarrán
Juan Carlos Albarrán's teaching interest includes the African diaspora through cultural studies. He also teaches transnational relations of the Cuban diaspora. His interdisciplinary approach to the study of race is influenced by ethnomusicology, anthropology, and history. He leads workshops abroad to Latin America to countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, and Cuba.
Professor Albarrán teaches course topics on Latin America such as: Introduction to Latin American Studies, Contemporary Latin American topic courses like: Cuba, Latin American Music and Dance, Sustainable Tourism, Refugee Migration (Luxembourg MUDEC), NAFTA among others. Professor Albarrán has collaborated with other GIC faculty developing the GIC 205 Critical Tourism course as the recipients of a GIC department grant award (2017).
Professor Albarrán's research is to improve his teaching, primarily based on the impact of the African Diaspora in the Americas.
Professor Albarrán is a promoter of the value of the humanities in the academic and professional field. He directs a Social Entrepreneurship program since 2018 in collaboration with Miami University colleagues, the university of Arizona, and the Institute for Training and Development (ITD) Amherst College in the Study of United States Institutions (SUSI) under the sponsorship of the Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the State Department.
Professor Albarrán continues his commitment to diversity and inclusion at Miami University and to that end he has been a member of the University Senate, Council on Diversity and Inclusion. Professor Albarrán is a member of the Association of Latinx Faculty and Staff (ALFAS), and a current member of the University Committee on Internationalization (UCI).
Professor Albarrán is a LAS faculty advisor for majors and minors.
- M.A., University of Arizona
- B.A., Northern Arizona University