Maria de los Angeles Torres

Distinguished Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies; Inter-University Program for Latino Research's Mellon Program Director


Maria de los Angeles Torres. (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC)

In the early 1960s at the age of 6, Maria de los Angeles Torres was one of over 14,000 Cuban minors sent to the U.S. in “Operation Pedro Pan,” a U.S.-led rescue for children whose parents opposed the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro.

Torres brings a historical and personal perspective to her research on contemporary issues of immigration and citizenship in America. She also has expertise in U.S.-Cuban relations, Latino politics in the U.S., Latin American political thought, and youth politics in the Americas.


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