J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor
550 Hamilton Hall
919-962-3943
perez@email.unc.edu

Education

MA University of Arizona, 1966
PhD University of New Mexico, 1970

Research Interests

Principal research interests center on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean, with emphasis on Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Current research explores the character of society and gender in nineteenth-century Cuba.

Some Notable Publications

  • The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
  • Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos (University of North Carolina Press, 2008)
  • To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society (University of North Carolina Press, 2005)
  • On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 1999)

Graduate Students

Courses Offered

  • HIST 143—Latin America Since Independence
  • HIST 531—History of the Caribbean
  • HIST 532—History of Cuba