Jorge Matos Valldejuli is an Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian at Hostos Community College at The City University of New York (CUNY). He specializes in reference service and provides support to the Accessibility Resource Center serving disabled students on campus. A former recipient of disability services within CUNY, his personal history and current library work have influenced his interests in the intersections between race, class and gender within Disability Studies. Formerly serving as reference librarian at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives -Hunter College, exposed him to historical materials linking Africana Studies and Latin American & [email protected] Studies. As such, his research is aimed at understanding the silences and neglect of the disabled within both fields as well as Disability Studies. He holds a BA in Political Science from Hunter College-CUNY, an MLS from Queens College-CUNY and an MA in Modern European and Latin American History from The Graduate Center-CUNY. In addition, he’s a member of the Puerto Rican Studies Association, the Latina/o Studies Association and is involved with the CUNY Disability Scholars network. Lastly, he’s a founding member of the newly founded National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities.

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