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Jeanine Navarrete

Jeanine Navarrete is a historian by training and a higher education consultant by profession. A native of Miami, Florida, Jeanine received her M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the history of Latinos in the American South, U.S. political history, and the global history of the Cuban diaspora. She is currently working on a book project titled “Cubans vote Cuban”: Latino Identity and Local Politics in Miami, 1965-1985. Drawing extensively from oral histories conducted with Latino politicians in South Florida, the Cuban Heritage Collection, and the archives of the Miami Dade County Office of Latin Affairs, her book project examines the rise of a Cuban-American political class in Miami, Florida, following the passage of the Cuban Adjustment Act in 1966 and uses city and county government in South Florida as a lens for examining how Cubans and other Latinos made the transition from immigrants to local policy makers.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. A good sun hat
  2. Long phone calls and dinners with loved ones
  3. Great bargains
  4. Stone crab claws by the pound
  5. Books, all kinds
  6. Beach area #2 at Cape Florida State Park
  7. Frozen limeade
  8. An early bedtime
  9. Making other people laugh
  10. Individual packets of Goya Sazón

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