Dr. Alaí Reyes-Santos
Dr. Alaí Reyes-Santos is a queer Puerto Rican professor of Ethnic Studies and Conflict Resolution at University of Oregon. She is also an Iya-high priestess of Afro-Caribbean Regla de Osha-and founder of the ceremonial community Ilé Estrella de los Mares. Her academic and ceremonial training inform her work as a writer, consultant, and workshop facilitator. Her Ted-talk “Building Intercultural Communities” is widely used to discuss issues of social violence, equity, and solidarity across difference in higher ed and community-based education. Dr. Reyes-Santos is the author of Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles. Her bylines include: Bilingual Review, Bittersweet: Linked Through Slavery, La Razón, Centro Journal, Oregon’s Register Guard, Revue Européene des Migrations Internationales, Revista Caminos, Callaloo Journal, Revista Estudios Sociales, and The UO Puerto Rico Project: Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath, among other venues. Contact her through Twitter.