José Barreiro

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José Barreiro
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scholar José Barreiro is director of the office for Latin America and assistant director for research at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington. Born in Cuba, he is of Taino heritage. He has spent his academic career researching indigenous peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean and is a leading expert in the field. Before joining NMAI, Barreiro was professor of Native American studies at Cornell University. Besides his many academic publications, he has been a journalist, editor and novelist.