Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan Jiménez is a graduating senior at Duke University. He majors in Cultural Studies while completing a Politics, Philosophy, and Economics certificate program. Juan has a strong academic and personal interest in interrogating and understanding economic and political discourses and has developed multiple research projects on this topic as it relates to varied contexts. While studying literature for a semester in Buenos Aires, he became involved with Argentina’s Movimiento de las Empresas Recuperadas and their academic publications. He is also an active member of a homeless shelter organization in San Juan, where he spends significant amounts of time participating in projects of political activism, particularly through his passion for percussion and music as whole. After graduating from Duke, Juan aspires to pursue a PhD in political theory and to thus further develop his interest in understanding the contours of modern political thought.
Updated May 2019