Velez, Hector

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Professor Velez is an alumnus of Cornell (Ph.D. '83) and has been an adjunct faculty member since 1977 in the Department of Sociology. He teaches a course on "Latinos in the United States" and has taught courses related to race and ethnicity and mass media at Ithaca College, where he was a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and served as Chair of the Department of Sociology. He has worked as a consultant in the Dominican Republic, has traveled to Cuba investigating the effects of "Radio Marti", and was an official observer in the Paraguayan elections in 1994. He is one of the founding members of the Latino Studies Program at Cornell, serves on the Advisory Board of the L.S.P. and has served as Acting Director of the program. In addition, he serves as a Visiting Scholar during the Fall semesters for the Program.  He is also one of the founders of the Tompkins County Latino Civic Association in Ithaca, New York.  

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