Dr. Duany will direct this study with the assistance of two recent Ph.D.’s in anthropology and two research assistants. Following National Park Service guidelines, the research team will review, summarize, and evaluate existing information derived from published and unpublished sources, supplemented by ethnographic interviews with knowledgeable members of associated groups. The purpose of this study is to document the ongoing relationships between associated communities (such as long-term residents, neighbors, religious groups, youth, and underrepresented ethnic/cultural groups, including Afro-Caribbean communities, indigenous communities, women, and commemorative and patriotic groups) and the resources of the San Juan National Historical Site.
The research will be carried out under a cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and Florida International University. The total budget approved for the project is $64,779.13.