José Miguel Cruz

Board Member


Director of Research at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center – Florida University in Miami

José Miguel Cruz is director of research at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University in Miami. Previously he was visiting a professor of the Department of Politics and International Relations of the same university. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree in Public Policy in Latin America from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Central American University of El Salvador (UCA). Dr. Cruz was also de director of the Public Opinion University Institute at the UCA from 1993 to 2006 and has served as a consultant for many regional institutions and international cooperation agencies. Dr. Cruz is a researcher on issues of security, violence, youth gangs, political culture, and democratization, and has published more than 100 articles, chapters and academic reports, and books in English and Spanish.