Fernando Tormos-Aponte is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, and a Kendall Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientist’s Center for Science and Democracy. He earned his MA and PhD in political science from Purdue University, and a BA from the University of Puerto Rico—Río Piedras. Dr. Tormos-Aponte specializes in social movements, identity politics, social policy, and transnational politics.
His research focuses on how social movements cope with internal divisions and gain political influence. Tormos-Aponte’s work has appeared in the Public Administration Review, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Environmental Policy and Governance, Alternautas, PS: Political Science and Politics and in the edited volume The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics. He is currently working on studies on social movements in Puerto Rico, transnational social movements, and the Movement for Black Lives. Tormos-Aponte has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, In These Times, Nueva Sociedad, Jacobin, St. Louis American, and the Entitle Blog.