ICYMI: Recently published pieces on Cuba, AHS: Cult, higher ed, and more

On the recent souring of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and how it will affect families on both sides of the Florida Straits, published at Mitú

Piece on AHS: Cult‘s critique of white female privilege, published at Mic

Profile of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine for NPR Music

Essay chronicling the frustrations of independent scholars at academic conferences, published at Inside Higher Ed

Personal essay on Loving v. Virginia and interracial marriage when race isn’t the only difference, published at The Manifest Station

Op-ed on Cuba’s response to Hurricane Irma and “America First-ism,” published at Havana Times

Geographies of Cubanidad is out in paperback!

Go score a copy today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0145UJK3S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_O2xszbTZ0ESY0

This book is the culmination of a decade of research conducted in three cities in Cuba: Havana, Matanzas, and Santiago. It’s about the ways ideas of race and place are linked on the island, and how these issues play out in contemporary musical performance.

Note that while this is an academic book, the writing is fairly accessible with little heavy theoretical language. I think upper-level undergraduates could understand the vast majority of it. Please share far and wide!