Lista de Expertos/Analistas sin Afiliaciones Políticas de Puerto Rico

List of Non-Partisan Puerto Rican Experts

ENGLISH VERSION BELOW

Frente a la falta de creatividad en los medios informativos y las revelaciones en el chat del gobernador de cómo la administración posiciona a sus propios estrategas en los medios de comunicación, le ofrecemos a los medios dentro y fuera de Puerto Rico este listado de personas que pensamos pueden dar comentarios acertados y útiles para entender mejor la situación del país. Requisitos para estar en la lista: NO haber ocupado o corrido para un puesto político. NO tener contratos con el gobierno. NO tener escándalos de hostigamiento sexual o discrimen. NO apoyar medidas que promuevan el odio y la intolerancia. NO hablar de la baqueta sin datos concretos y evidencia que se pueda verificar. NO autonombrarse/autonominarse (todas estas personas fueron nominadas por otros). Esto es un esfuerzo colectivo, en progreso… correcciones, preguntas  y más sugerencias: prsyllabus@gmail.com

English version (for EEUU media):

In light of the recent scandals facing Puerto Rico’s government, the popular calls for governor Roselló’s impeachment or resignation, the chat’s revelations about the way the current government is manipulating information in the media, the island’s financial crisis and the protests on the streets these last few days, here is a list of non-partisan experts from Puerto Rico and its diaspora that can provide facts, analysis and commentary about the current situation. Requirements for persons to be part of the list: The names and contact information below consists of  experts who have been nominated by others; NEVER have aspired to a political post;  NEVER had government contracts. NEVER had sexual or discrimination charges. These individuals are well-positioned to help others understand the situation in Puerto Rico, have NOT been involved in political, harrasment or discrimination scandals, and are committed to privileging facts over speculation. This list is a collaboration and it is a work in progress. Please direct any questions, comments and/or ideas to: prsyllabus@gmail.com

NOTE: We’ve organized this informational sheet into categories to make it more manageable, but these categories are not fixed, as many of these people fit into more than one!

Activistas/Activists:

  1. Eva Prados - la deuda odiosa/the debt crisis#auditoríaya, @frenteauditoria, eprados55@gmail.com 
  2. Shariana Ferrer y Vanessa Contreras - Colectiva Feminista/Feminist Collective @ColeFeminista, contrerascapo@gmail.com
  3. Ruth Santiago, Victor Alvarado- energía/energy, ambiente/environment, environmental justice. rstgo2@gmail.com , valvarados@gmail.com 
  4. Ingrid Vila-Biaggi - agua/water, energía/energy, infraestructura /infrastructure,
    Email:
    ingridmvila@gmail.com 
    Areas of Expertise: Environment, energy, government
  5. Mariolga Reyes Cruz - Universidad de Puerto Rico/University of Puerto Rico, activista/activist, mreyescruz@gmail.com 
  6. Sara Benítez Delgado, socióloga/sociologist, género/gender. Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres,
    Email:
    sabenitez@gmail.com,
    Twitter: @MovAMujeresPR
    *Was a candidate for a political position 30 years ago
  7. Nirvana González Rosa, derechos sexuales y reproductivos/sexual and reproductive rights, Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres, nirvanag@caribe.net, @MovAMujeresPR
  8. Josefina ‘Josie’ Pantoja, Organización Puertorriqueña de la Mujer Trabajadora, paoquen30@gmail.com
  9. Roberto Thomas Jiménez, movimiento solidarios/solidarity movements, ambiente/ environment, IDEBAJO robthomaspr@yahoo.com 
  10. Giovanni Roberto, community organizer and Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico @giova_robertoFollowing
  11. Christine Nieves, Proyecto de Apoyo Mutuo Humacao, @MyThirstyBrain
  12. Jorge Díaz Ortiz, AgitArte/community-based educational and arts programs @AgitArte
  13. Arturo Massol, Casa Pueblo environmental justice, energy/ambiente, energía  @CasaPuerbloOrg
  14. Mari Mari Narváez - journalist, activist, director of Kilometro Cero. Police accountability. , mari@kilometro0.org 
  15. Tania Rosario, Taller Salud tania.rosariomendez@gmail.com 
  16. Robert Rabin, Fuerte Conde de Mirasol, Vieques / Radio Vieques / Archivo Histórico de Vieques
    Areas of Expertise: Puerto Rico Debt, Diaspora Organizing, and Corporate Accountability

Associations

  1. Asociación de Economistas de Puerto Rico/ https://www.economistaspr.com/sobre-nosotros
  2. Colegio de Profesionales del Trabajo Social de Puerto Rico http://cptspr.org/contactanos/
  3. Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico/The Puerto Rico Bar Association (787)721-3358, abogados@capr.org , Twitter @ColegioSiempre

Legal Experts:

  1. Erika Fontánez - efontaneztorres@gmail.com
  2. Mariana Nogales, Brigada Legal Solidaria. @elartedemorir, @brigadalegal
  3. Verónica Rivera Torres, derechos de la mujeres, vera98upr@gmail.com
  4. Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, PhD, JD, MHA
    Email:
    jackieFont@creighton.edu 
    Area of Expertise: Law, Conflict Studies, Citzenship
    *Had a govt. contract as an official examiner with the dept. of health that ended in 2006. Has not had once since
  5. Efrén Rivera Ramos - efrenriveraramos@gmail.com
  6. Ariadna Godreau - Ayuda Legal PR, ariadnagodreau@gmail.com https://ayudalegalpr.org/
  7. Maria Trigo - Attorney and CPA, Author of a book on PROMESA
    https://mtrigo.com/contact-me/ 
    Area of Expertise: public and municipal finance

Economists

  1. Eva Luz Cotto - economista/economist.  Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR)-Mayagüez/University of Puerto Rico (UPR) - Mayagüez. evaluz.cotto@upr.edu  Bilingual, English/Spanish.
  2. José Caraballo-Cueto - economista/economist - UPR @caraballocueto
  3. Deepak Lamba-Nieves, Centro para la Nueva Economia/Center for the New Economy.
    Email: Deepakln@gmail.com
    Phone: 787-622-1120
    Areas of Expertise; transnational migration, post disaster planning, economic development
  4. Argeo Quiñones, economist/economista,
    Email: argeoquinones@gmail.com / argeo.quinones@upr.edu
    Phone: 787-640-1474
    Areas of Expertise: Puerto Rico’s Economy, Economic Development. Political Economy, Economic History
  5. Myrna Rivera, mrivera@consultiva.com - Founder and Senior Investment Advisor of CONSULTIVA since 1999, over 30 years of experience in the field of investment management consulting - http://www.consultiva.com
    * Has worked with the government as an advisor to public insurers (ACAA, State Insurance Fund and SINOT - Dept. of Labor) and to the UPR Retirement system. Her work has centered around creating and implementing investment policies for their actuarial investment portfolios.

Historians & Social Scientists

  1. Melody Fonseca, ciencias políticas/political science, Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR)/University of Puerto Rico (UPR) 
    Email: melody.fonseca2@upr.edu

    Phone: 787-436-3725
    Areas of Expertise: PR-US Colonial relation/ gender issues
  2. Mayra Velez, ciencias políticas/political sciences  
    Email:
    mayra.velez3@upr.edu or velez.mayra14@gmail.com  
    Twitter: @Mayra_UPR
    Phone: 939-299-6795
    Areas of Expertise: Puerto Rico’s Debt, Puerto Rico’s Political Economy, China’s Foreign Policy
  3. Isar Godreau - Antropologia Cultural/Cultural Anthropology, Raza/Race, UPR isar.godreau@upr.edu
  4. Lissette Rolón - Cultura/Culture, educacion universitaria publica/public higher education - UPR- lissette.rolon@upr.edu  
  5. Silvia Álvarez-Curbelo - historiadora/historian, comunicación/media -  salvarezcurbelo@gmail.com  
  6. Anayra Santory - política/politics, ética/ethics, anayra.santory@upr.edu
  7. Liliana Cotto Morales, social movements/movimientos sociales
    Email: lcottomorales757@gmail.com |
    liliana@cottomorales.com
    Phone: 797-448-2620
    Area of Expertise: social movements, epistemologias del sure, participation y poder popular. Worked with universidad-comunidada
  8. Aleida Carolina Gelpi Acosta, UPR, filósofa/philosopher, humanista/humanist
    Email: aleidacarolina2013@gmail.com

    Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of ethics and emotion, ethics and conflict, humanities, philosophy of the irrational, philosophy of budhism and meditation
  9. Rima Brusi - Public education and higher education/educación pública y universitaria, desigualdad/social inequality
    Email: rbrusi@gmail.com
    Twitter: @RimaBrusi
    Phone: 571-266-9094
    Areas of expertise: education, higher education, human rights, sociology/ anthropology
  10. Pedro Rivera Muñoz -historiador/historian, documentalista // pedroangelr@gmail.com
  11. Jorge Schmidt Nieto - political science/ciencia política - UPR - jorger.schmidt@upr.edu
  12. José Anazagasty - sociólogo/sociologist UPR - jose.anazagasty@upr.edu
  13. Adriana Garriga-López - Cultura/Culture, Ambiente/Environment, Salud/Health, Queer Theory/Feminism - Kalamazoo College @anthrorican
  14. Hilda Lloréns, cultura/culture, raza/race, justicia ambiental/environmental justice, racismo ambiental, University of Rhode Island, hilda_llorens@uri.edu
  15. Frances Negrón Muntaner-la deuda/fiscal debt -  
    Email:
    fn2103@columbia.edu | bikbaporub@aol.com
    Phone: 917-601-5403
    Areas of Expertise: debt/ austerity, crisis, social movements, arts/ mass media, politics, social movements
  16. Marisol LeBrón - policing, raza/race, University of Texas (UT)-Austin, mlebron9@gmail.com
  17. Mariely López-Santana, politóloga, George Mason University @marielylopezs
  18. Yarimar Bonilla, Antropóloga/Anthropologist, Soberanía/Sovereignty, Huracán Maria/Hurricane Maria  @yarimarbonilla
  19. Jorge Duany Migración/Migration
    Email: joduany@fiu.edu  
    Phone: 305-348-1991
    Areas of Expertise: Migration, Ethnicity, Race
  20. Héctor Cordero, pobreza/poverty, CUNY-Baruch @HCorderoGuzman
  21. Pedro Reina Pérez - Historiador/Historian @pedroreinaperez
  22. Fernando Tormos-Aponte – movimientos sociales/ social movements, University of Missouri - St Louis, http://www.fernandotormos.com/
  23. Pedro Cabán, colonialismo/colonialism, deuda/debt, neoliberalismo en Puerto Rico/neoliberalism of Puerto Rico,
    Email:
    pcaban@albany.edu | pcabanmoca@gmail.com
    Phone: 518-478-3914
    Areas of Expertise: Colonialism, Political Economy, Puerto Rican Political History 1900 to Present
  24. Miguel Ángel Rosario Lozada, caribbean political history
    Email:
    miguel.rosario2@upr.edu 
    Twitter: @Rosario_Profe
    Phone: 787-616-3410
    Areas of expertise: Puerto Rican Political History, Political System, Power & Society
  25. Lisa Materson, historiadora de movimientos y de la mujer/historian of social movements and of women, University of California Davis, lgmaterson@ucdavis.edu
  26. Alexis R .Santos, Demógrafo/demographer, Pennsylvania State University,
    Email:
    ars39@psu.edu
    Phone: 814-863-0117
    Areas of Expertise: Demography, Population, Health, Aging
     

Planners

  1. Maritza Barreto, Geologist and geological oceanographer Professor of the Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
    Email: maritza.barreto@upr.edu
    Areas of Expertise: Coastal erosion, climate change, coastal planning, coastal risks, environmental issues
  2. Jose “Tato” Rivera Santana, activista ambiental, ex-líder estudiantil, líder independentista, tatoriverasantana@gmail.com - twitter: @Tato_100pueblo
  3. Felix Aponte Gonzalez, FIAG Consulting. https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-aponte-gonzalez
  4. David Josué Carrasquillo, ex-presidente de la junta de directores de la Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación, actualmente trabaja en Hispanic Federation -
    Email:
    dcarrasquillo@hispanicfederation.org
    Phone: 787-410-5418
    Areas of Expertise: Planning (Urban, land use, transportation, zoning, environment, GIS, demographics, etc), Community Development (Housing, energy, water, etc.), sustainability

Journalists

  1. Carla Minet - la cobertura mediática y sus issues/mass media coverage and its challenges -Centro de Periodismo Investigativo or CPI/Center for Investigative Journalism minetcarla@gmail.com twitter:@carlaminetpr
  2. Rígel Lugo, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo or CPI, Revista 80 Grados, twitter: @rigellugo
  3. Omar Alfonso, Periódico La Perla del Sur/Regional Newspaper in Puerto Rico, omar@periodicolaperla.com
  4. Joel Cintrón Arbasetti, escritor/writer, periodista/ journalist  Centro de Periodismo Investigativo or CPI/Center for Investigative Journalism jc.arbasetti@gmail.com
  5. Benjamin Torres Gotay - Journalists, Novelist benjamin.torres@gfrmedia.com twitter: @TorresGotay
  6. Julio Ricardo Varela - periodista/journalist, locutor, cultura/culture, política en la diáspora twitter: @julito77
  7. Ed Morales - deuda/debt, prensa/media, represión edmorales@edmorales.net   twitter:@spanglishkid

Writers, Artists and Cultural Studies Scholars:

  1. Ana Teresa Toro - periodista/journalist, escritora/writer, cultura/culture, política en la isla/Puerto Rican island politics altisidoras@gmail.com  twitter: @AnaTeresaToro
  2. Sofia Gallisá Muriente, visual artist, co-director of Beta-Local -
    Email:
    rojosofia@gmail.com 
    Phone: 787-403-6492
    IG:@hatoreina
    www.sofiagallisa.com / www.betalocal.org
    Areas of Expertise: arts, culture, non-profits
  3. Raquel Salas Rivera - poeta/poet, traductora/translator, activista/activist Email:raquelsalasrivera@gmail.com
    Twitter: @rugamarspr
    Phone: 787-360-7156
    Areas of Expertise: Puerto Rican Literature, Leftistst Movement, Translation, Gender and Sexuality
  4. Maritza Stanchich -  UPR, literature, higher education
    Email: mstanchich@gmail.com
    Areas of Expertise: literature/ culture, higher education (and the effect of the debt crisis) diaspora
    *Ran for office for the Partido Pueblo Trabajador. Does not plan to run again and is not active with the party. Still supports public figures associated with the party    
  5. Laura Bravo López, curadora/curator, art historian, Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR)-Rio Piedras/University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras laura.bravo@upr.edu
  6. Juan López Bauzá - Novelista, cuentista, ensayista y traductor/translator/
    Email:
    jlopezbauza@gmail.com 
    Twitter:@jlopezbauza
    Phone: 787-484-6119
    Areas of Expertise: Political/ Literary commentary
  7. Rojo Robles- Escritor/writer, cineasta/filmmaker, profesor de estudios puertorriqueñ@s y Latinxs/professor de Puerto Rican and Latinx Studies- Brooklyn College
    Email:
    rojorobles9@gmail.com 
    Twitter:@rojorobles
    Phone: 347-827-5916
    Areas of Expertise: Culture, literature,film, theatre, and performance
  8. Andrew J Padilla, documentales/Documentary Filmmaker,Writer/Escritor twitter:@apadillafilm6
  9. Ramón H. Rivera Servera Professor Northwestern University, Performance Studies r-rivera-servera@northwestern.edu
  10. Beatriz Llenín Figueroa
    Email: b.llenin.figueroa@gmail.com
    Phone: 787-517-5391
    Areas of Expertise: contemporary creative writing, caribbean studies, cultural analysis, gender and queer issues