Juan Carlos Albarran

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35 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-0841


Senior Lecturer
Global and Intercultural Studies (Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies)


MA, University of Arizona


Juan Carlos Albarrán's teaching expertise covers different areas that include but are not limited to the study of the African Diaspora through the scope of cultural studies. His teaching also draws from his previous professional experience working with immigrants and refugees.

One of the areas he pursues at Miami is engaging students in study abroad. He has worked together with programs like International Studies and divisions like the Farmer School of Business to lead workshops to different parts of Latin America such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, and Cuba. In particular he has developed and co-led the LAS/ITS 299 - Cuba in Transition winter workshop which has become a signature experience for many LAS and ITS majors. As part of his commitment to student development Albarrán has continuously advised student organizations like the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), and Guate Bonita.


Professor Albarrán's interdisciplinary approach to the study of race is influenced by disciplines such as ethnomusicology, anthropology, and history among others.


Professor Albarrán has worked as a University Advisor to improve the retention rates at Miami and continues to work as an advisor for the LAS program. He also serves as a committee member in the Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI), to bring the topic of diversity to the fore front of Miami priorities. He is also a member of the Association of Latino/a Faculty and Staff (ALFAS).