Juan Flores, a well known scholar in the field of Puerto Rican and Cultural Studies, has been teaching at the college level since 1968, when he was named Assistant Professor in the Department of German Studies at Stanford University. He moved back to New York in 1975 and became Research Director in the area of Cultural Studies at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CUNY, now at Hunter College). He then took a position as Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Queens College. In 1989 he transferred to the City College for one year as Director of the International Studies Program, and then as Full Professor (1992) in the Department of Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean Studies.