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Julio Cesar Pino

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Nationality  Cuban-American
Thesis year  1997
Institution  Kent State University
Occupation  Professor
Books  Family and favela
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Born  1960Havana, Cuba
Title  Associate Professor of History
Website  www.kent.edu/history/profile/Julio-Cesar-Pino
Thesis title  "Family and Favela: The Reproduction of Poverty in Rio de Janeiro"
Education  University of California, Los Angeles

Julio Cesar Pino is tenured Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Ohio, specializing in Latin American History and the Third World.He received his Ph.D in History from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His courses include "Comparative Third World Revolutions.", Afro-Latin America, History of Women in Latin America" and "The Sixties: A Third World View."


In 1997 he published "Family and Favela: the Reproduction of Poverty in Rio de Janeiro" (Greenwood Press), dealing with household organization and the feminization of poverty in the Rio shantytowns. He is the author of numerous articles in Latin American Research Review, Journal of Urban History, Latin American Perspectives and other journals. Dr. Pino also has a deep interest in pedagogy, and has published articles in "The History Teacher" and "Perspectives" magazine of the American Historical Association. His current research project is a study of nineteenth-century African Muslim slaves and free persons in Brazil. Dr. Pino is listed in Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in America. He is a Contributing Editor of Latin American Perspectives. He is also engaged in a study of the historiography of working women in Latin America from pre-colonization to globalization.

Dr. Pino's writings on Third World shantytowns have been published and cited in critical reference works such as Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (DuBois Center: Harvard University) and Encyclopedia of Third World Poverty. His books and articles are regularly taught in courses, from women's studies to urban history, at leading universities in the United States, Europe and Latin America.


Julio Cesar Pino was born in Havana, Cuba in 1960, the year after Fidel Castro’s rebel forces first entered the city during Cuba’s Communist Revolution.

Political controversies

Pino has been involved in a long series of controversies relating to American foreign policy, Islam, suicide bombing, jihad, and Israel. These include a 2012 newspaper column praising the actions of the terrorist who carried out the Kiryat Yovel supermarket bombing, and a letter critical of American policy that read, in part, "“You attack, and continue to attack, us everywhere... The ill done to the Muslim nations must be requited. In 2011 he was investigated by the Secret Service after calling president Bush a "cocaine cowboy." In November 2007, Kent State demoted the chair of the history department for failing to follow procedure when it authorized a fully paid, mid-semester, 6-week trip to the United Arab Emirates where Pino wished to study Arabic. Pino was recalled to his teaching post before completing the 6 weeks. In 2011 a public controversy ensued after Pino shouted "Death to Israel" during a talk given at Kent State by Ishmael Khaldi, an Israeli diplomat. University President Lester Lefton condemned Pino's behavior as "reprehensible, and an embarrassment to our university," defending Pino's right to free speech but finding his behavior, "deplorable." Pino has been involved in a series of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic actions, writing an open letter in 2014 asserting of Israeli Jews that, "The Chosen drain the blood of innocents."

2016 FBI investigation

Julio Pino returned to the headlines in January 2016 when information surfaced that the FBI was interviewing students and professors for possible ties between Pino and ISIS. Pino denied the allegations against him in an email to Inside Higher Ed, saying, "My only commitment is to serve my students as guided by the light of knowledge. I have no ties to any political organization, nor do I recruit for any cause." A university spokesperson confirmed that he is still teaching at this time. Kent State said in a statement that it is cooperating with an ongoing investigation, and said the FBI had assured it there was no threat to the campus. Pino said neither the FBI nor Homeland Security has notified him of any sort of investigation.


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