Richard N. Gioioso is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the International Relations Program at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Gioioso’s research and writing examine migration and the incorporation of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants in the United States. He also focuses on the lives of Cuban young adults as they navigate economic, political, and social change on the island, in both the capital city, Havana, and in the province of Holguín in eastern Cuba. He is currently investigating Cuban political and legal philosophy in both historical and contemporary Cuba as well.
Having received his doctorate in International Relations from Florida International University (FIU) in 2010, Dr. Gioioso has worked extensively as a field researcher in the U.S. and abroad. His research projects have been funded by the American Political Science Association, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Judicial Center, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation/Miami Cultural Center, the Tinker Foundation, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Miami Workers' Center, the Research Institute for Social and Economic Policy, and the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.
At Saint Joseph’s, Dr. Gioioso teaches a variety of courses on Global Politics, Latin American Politics, Migration, and Political Economy. In 2019, he received the 2019 Junior Faculty Teaching Award by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
Dr. Gioioso has published in various scholarly journals. His most recent article, Estado de Derecho y socialismo en Cuba: Un análisis desde la reforma constitucional del 2019, co-authored with Dr. Vladimir Pita Simón of the Universidad de Holguín, was published in the Latin American Law Review in 2022.
Youth and Development in Cuba, his co-edited volume with Zaily Velázquez Martínez and Carlos Osorio García of the Universidad de Holguín, was published in 2022 by Palgrave Macmillan.