HTI Alumni

Jorge Juan Rodriguez V

Jorge Juan Rodriguez V

Associate Director for Strategic Programming Hispanic Summer Program and Visiting Assistant Professor of Historical Studies at Union Theological Seminary of New York City

Field(s) of Study: Religion and Church History

Jorge is the son of two Puerto Rican migrants who came to the United States a year before he was born. Though his mother was raised in the curvy mountains of Barranquitas and his father in the bustling streets of Río Piedras, Jorge grew up with his parents, grandmother, and uncle in a small affordable housing community in urban Manchester, CT. His story of diaspora, translanguaging, gender, race, dis/ability, and religion has propelled his academic journey, leading him to degrees in biblical studies, social theory, and liberation theology. Jorge is presently pursuing a PhD in History, writing a dissertation on lived religion and the New York Young Lords.