EDITORS That's us.... in 1996! In Santa Maria, Havana, Cuba.
Update: please note that much of the work of this blog has moved to an active Facebook group, Ethnocuba, intended for those with a sustained scholarly interest in the ethnography of Cuba and its diaspora.
ARIANA HERNANDEZ-REGUANT is a cultural anthropologist (PhD University of Chicago, 2002) and an assistant professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego. She is the editor of two collections on Cuba: Cuba in the Special Period. Culture and Ideology in the 1990s (Palgrave MacMillan 2009) and Cuba's Alternative Geographies (Guest issue of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 2006). She's the author of "Copyrighting Che. Art and Authorship under Late Socialism" (Public Culture 2004) as well as of numerous book chapters and non-academic articles on Cuban culture and society. Her book Radio Taino. Ideology and the Market in 1990s Cuba (Duke University Press) is forthcoming. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAUL RYER (PhD University of Chicago, 2006) is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.  His research rethinks imagined geographies of cubanidad, in migration as well as within the Republic.  Having studied in a Masters program in Cuban, Caribbean and Latin American history at the University of Havana, as well as having lived in the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Haiti, Grenada and Belize, Professor Ryer is deeply interested in continuities and disjunctures between Cuba and the Caribbean writ large.  He is currently completing a book, In Caribbean Waters: África, La Yuma, and the Imagined Geographies of Contemporary Cuba and is the author of “Diasporic Misfits: Cubarauis as ‘1.5 generation’ Saharan-Cubans,” in The New Cuban Diaspora, ed. by Ariana Hernandez-Reguant and Nadine T. Fernandez, University Press of Florida, in press; “The Hyphen-Nation of Cuban-educated Africans: Rethinking the ‘1.5 Generation’ Paradigm,” International Journal of Cuban Studies, vols. 2.1 & 2.2, Spring/Summer 2010, pp. 74-87; and a photoessay “Milleniums Past, Cuba’s Future?” in Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, eds.  Duke University Press, 2001.  He has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon fellowship, two grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a Ruth Landes Field Research grant, and a Thomas J. Watson Travelling Fellowship. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
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