Jason is a historian of twentieth- and twenty-first-century US and Latin American history. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of South Florida, and his research centers around the cultural and economic impacts of surfing and surf tourism in the Tola Municipality of southwestern Nicaragua. If you’d like to learn more about Jason, his research, or whatever else he’s up to, click the link below to read more, and/or click the social media icons to follow him and stay connected.


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