Pedro Reina Pérez is an award-winning historian and journalist specializing in contemporary Spanish Caribbean history. He is a Full Professor of Humanities, and Arts and Cultural Agency and Administration at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras and Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. He has contributed to The Boston Globe, The New York Times en Español, and ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, and several more publications. He has authored several books on culture, history, and journalism in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. He has been awarded the Ricardo Alegría Medal (2010), the Bolívar Pagán Journalism Prize (2006) and the 1995 Public Humanities Fellowship (NEH), among others. He holds a BA in Latin American Studies from New York University (Cum Laude), and a PhD in History from the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe.
Reina Pérez was an event speaker at the Dialogue.