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Frank Argote-Freyre is a Latin American history professor at Kean University. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 2004. His first book, Fulgencio Batista: From Revolutionary to Strongman, was published in 2006. His second book, A Brief History of the Caribbean, coauthored with Danilo Figueredo, was published in 2008. He is the author of dozens of scholarly or journalistic articles and public policy papers on a wide variety of topics, including mental health, housing, and public education.

Jorge Antonio Benítez was born in New York City and traveled to Cuba with his parents after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. He graduated from the University of Havana School of Biochemistry and obtained his PhD from the Cuban Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas (CNIC). He received postdoctoral training at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Warsaw) and the Heinrich Heine University Institute for Microbiology in Düsseldorf (Germany). He was chair of the Genetics Department at CNIC and retired from the Morehouse School of Medicine Faculty in Atlanta. He is recognized for his research on cholera, which he initiated in Cuba and continued in the United States supported by the National Institutes of Health. He served as permanent and ad hoc member of review panels convened by the NIH Center for Scientific Review and on the editorial board of scientific journals published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Ingrid Brioso Rieumont (BA cum laude, Smith College, 2015) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and a Lassen Fellow in the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University. Her dissertation, “ The Time of the After,” studies scenarios in literature and photography that transcend the idea of the endings of political processes and of life, and force the endings to face something unknown or unpredicted. She is a recipient of a 2018 Hyde Summer Fellowship from Princeton University and a 2018–2019 Goizueta Graduate Fellowship from the Cuban Heritage Collection. Recently, she served as a research collaborator and editor for the exhibition Liquid La Habana: Ice Cream, Rum, Waves, Sweat and Spouts and as an invited writer in Una pequeña ciudad mexicana en La Habana (2019).

Yoel Cordoví Núñez (La Habana, 1971) es vicepresidente del Instituto de Historia de Cuba, doctor en ciencias históricas e investigador y profesor titular. Entre sus libros individuales se encuentran Máximo Gómez, utopía y realidad de una república, Liberalismo, crisis e independencia en Cuba, 1880–1904, La emigración cubana en Estados Unidos, 1895–1898, y En diagonal con Clío: Debates por la historia, magisterio y nacionalismo en las escuelas públicas de Cuba, 1899–1920. Se desempeña como académico titular de la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, miembro de número de la Academia Nacional de la Historia y miembro correspondiente extranjero de la Academia de la Historia Dominicana.

Elizabeth Dore is professor emeritus of Latin American studies at the University of Southampton. She is author of Cuban Lives (forthcoming from Verso Books) and presenter of the BBC World Service radio documentary Cuban Voices.

Elena Fernández Torres es máster en sociología por la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador, y licenciada en derecho por la Universidad de La Habana, 2007. Fue Fiscal de Protección de los Derechos de los Ciudadanos (2007–2010) y abogada especializada en asuntos de derecho de autor, administrativo, civil y de familia (2010–2014), en La Habana. Sus temas de investigación se circunscriben al campo de la sociología jurídica y los estudios de género.

Yvon Grenier is professor of political science at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. He is the author of Culture and the Cuban State: Participation, Recognition, and Dissonance under Communism (2017), Gunshots at the Fiesta: Literature and Politics in Latin America (with Maarten Van Delden, 2009), From Art and Politics: Octavio Paz and the Pursuit of Freedom (2001, Spanish trans. 2004), The Emergence of Insurgency in El Salvador (1999), and Guerre et pouvoir au Salvador (1994). He edited Sueño en libertad, escritos políticos (2001), a book of political essays by the Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. Grenier is...


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