Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte is an Afro-Latino scholar from Puerto Rico whose areas of expertise are critical race theory, critical theory, cultural sociology, Latino/a cultural studies, Africana studies, and religious ethics. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Social Ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. His primary concern is with the theorization of how the intersection of race and political actions leads to acts of resistance among Afro-diasporic communities. Dr. Ortega-Aponte approaches teaching from a transdisciplinary perspective that is committed to social justice. His research interests includes prison and economic justice, social mobilization, and issues broadly affecting Black and Latino/a communities.