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Dr. Luis Barrios
Fr. Luis Barrios, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology,
Criminal Justice, Latin American & Latina/o Studies
and Ethnic Studies at John Jay College of Criminal
Justice-City University of New York. He is also a
member of Ph.D. faculties in social/personality
psychology at the Graduate Center-City University
of New York.  

Dr. Barrios is co-editor of Otras naciones: Jóvenes,
Transnacionalismo y Exclusión (2008-FLACSO);
co-editor of Gangs and Society: Alternative
Perspective (2003-Columbia University); co-author
of the Almighty Latin King & Queen Nation: Street
Politics and the Transformation of a New York City
Gang (2004-Columbia University), and co-author of
Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees
and Their Stories of Exile (2011-Columbia University
Press).

Dr. Barrios is also the author of Josconiando:
Dimensiones Sociales y políticas de la espiritualidad
(2000-Editorial Aguiar), Pitirreando: De la
desesperanza a la esperanza (2004-Editorial Edil)
and Coquiando: Meditaciones subversivas para un
mundo mejor (2008-Editorial Búho), and other
numerous articles.

He is a former prisoner of conscience from the
School of the America Watch (SOAW) movement.
He is also a volunteer member of the Interreligious
Foundation for Community Organization, Boricuas
por un Nuevo País.

Dr. Barrios is a community activist, a priest activist,
and a faculty activist.