Jorge I. Domínguez was a professor at Harvard University from 1972 until his retirement in 2018. He researched and taught the domestic and international politics of Latin America and the Caribbean and believed that the best research included the best scholars, men and women, wherever they may be.
His strong commitment to inclusiveness was evident in the last six books for which he was principal editor: The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World, co-editor Ana Covarrubias; Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations, co-editor Rafael Fernández de Castro, second edition; Mexico’s Evolving Democracy: A Comparative Study of the 2012 Elections, co-editors Kenneth Greene, Chappell Lawson, and Alejandro Moreno; and three on Cuba co-edited with Lorena Barberia, namely, Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations, also co-editor Rafael Hernández, The Cuban Economy in a New Era, also co-editor Omar Everleny Pérez, and Social Policies and Decentralization in Cuba, also co-editors María del Carmen Zabala and Mayra Espina.
These six books included scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.
The same six books included 110 scholars, of whom 46 were women and 64 were men.
The mutual respect, the shared accomplishments, and the sheer brilliance of these scholars, women and men, set a good example and produced splendid books.