MRG Board Member Alai Reyes-Santos

Alaí Reyes-Santos is an assistant professor of Ethnic Studies at University of Oregon and an internationally recognized activist-scholar with particular expertise around migration, Haitian-Dominican and Dominican-Puerto Rican relations, and racial and gender dynamics in the Caribbean and its U.S. diasporas. Born in Puerto Rico, Alaí combines her passion for research into social injustice with active participation in movements for equitable access to public education, peace, and migrant labor rights. Alaí earned her PhD at UC San Diego and has been involved with a number of social justice groups, including Community Alliance of Lane County, Basic Rights Oregon, and INTEGRA, a network of anti-racist scholars and organizations based in Mexico City.