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Research and teaching interests have focused on global labor-racial formation, political economy, and social regulation in the world-system. His first book was "Subject People" and Colonial Discourses: Economic Transformation and Social Disorder in Puerto Rico, 1898-1947 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994), is currently finishing two book manuscripts: one tentatively titled "Race," Labor, and Empire: Global-Racial Regimes in the Historical Long-Term and the other tentatively titled Race-Making in World-Historical Perspective: Social Regulation in the Spanish Atlantic, 1650-1870.He has also published numerous book chapters and journal articles, as well as taught courses, that address: regulatory apparatuses (penal discipline in particular); the multiple social resistances to hegemonic forms of domination and exploitation (especially, the criminal justice system); worldwide structures of meaning and the conceptual-methodological frameworks used to study such structures; Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. Latina/o studies; the African diaspora and critical race theories/critical legal studies; urban studies, visual culture, and the social production of space; as well as gender and sexuality; all this from long-term/large-scale perspectives.
- Theoretical Studies
- Structural Inequalities
- Social Movements
- Law and Society
- Slavery, Race, and Culture
- "American Penal Forms and Colonial-Spanish Custodial-Regulatory Practices in Fin-de-Siecle Puerto Rico", in Alfred McCoy and Francisco Scarano, eds., Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009), 87-94.
- "Regímenes globales-raciales: repensando trabajo, 'raza' e imperio en el largo plazo histórico" forthcoming in Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé and Agustín Laó-Montes, eds., Debates sobre ciudadanía y política raciales en las Américas negras(Bogotá: Centro de Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2011).
- "The Fin-de-Siecles of Great Britain and the United States: Comparing Two Declining Phases of Global Capitalist Hegemony," forthcoming in Alfred McCoy, ed., Endless Empire(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).
- "The Imagined Republic of Puerto Rican Populism in World-Historical Context: The Poetics of Plantation Fantasies and the Petit-Coloniality of Criollo Blanchitude, 1914-1948," in Jerome Branche, ed., Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008), 59-90.
- "'Our Race Today [Is] the Only Hope for the World': An African Spaniard as Chieftain of the Struggle Against 'Sugar Slavery' in Puerto Rico, 1926-1934," Caribbean Studies, vol. 35, no.1 (January-June, 2007): 107-140.
- "'Bloody Legislations,' 'Entombment,' and Race Making in the Spanish Atlantic: Differentiated Spaces of General(ized) Confinement in Spain and Puerto Rico, 1750-1840," Radical History Review, no. 96 (Fall, 2006): 33-57.
- "Atlantic Waves of Subaltern Rebellion (1722-1782 and 1789-1815) Culminating in the Haitian Revolution," Bulletin de la Sociét é D’Historie de la Guadeloupe, Numéro spécial (novembre 2006): 291-314.
- "Racially subordinate labour within global contexts: Robinson and Hopkins re-examined," Race and Class, vol.47, no.2 (October-December, 2005): 54-70.
- "World-Historical Ties Among 'Spontaneous' Slave Rebellions in the Atlantic during the 18th and 19th Centuries," Review, vol. XXVIII, no.1, 2005: 51-83.
- "Coloniality and Wayward Populations in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico: Local Limits to the Social Regulation of Global [Racialized] Labor," in Jean-Marie Fecteau and Janice Harvey (eds), La regulation sociale entre l'acteur et l'institution. Pour une problematique historique de l'interaction (Montreal: Presses de l'Universite du Quebec, 2005), 266-285.
- "Colonialidad, trabajo sexualmente racializado y nuevos circuitos migratorios," in Idsa E. Alegría Ortega and Palmira N. Ríos González, eds., Contrapunto de genero y raza en Puerto Rico (Río Piedras: Universidad de Puerto Rico- Centro de Investigaciones Sociales/Instituto de Estudios sobre Raza y Etnicidad, 2005), 187-214.
- "Social Polarization and Colonized Labor: Puerto Ricans in the United States, 1945-2000," co-authored with Gladys M. Jiménez-Munoz, David Gutiérrez, ed., The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States, 1960 to the Present (NYC: Columbia University Press, 2004), 62-149.
- "Some Notes on 'Race,' Coloniality, and the Question of History Among Puerto Ricans" in Carole Boyce-Davies, ed., Decolonizing the Academy: Diaspora Theory and African-New World Studies (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2003), 217-234.
- "Reconceptualizing Racially-Depreciated Labor: Puerto Ricans in the Current Phase of Globalization" in Wilma Dunaway, ed., Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System. Volume I: Crises and Resistance in the 21st Century World-System (Greenwood Press, 2003): 103-119.
- "'Race,' Labor, 'Women's Proper Place,' and the Birth of Nations: Notes on Historicizing the Coloniality of Power," New Centennial Review, vol.3, no.3 (Fall, 2003): 47-69.
- "The Sexual Appeal of Racial Differences: U.S. Travel Writing and Anxious American-ness in Turn-of-the-Century Puerto Rico" in Reynolds Scott-Childress, ed., Race and the Invention of Modern American Nationalism (Garland Press, 1999), 127-148.