MA University of Arizona, 1966
PhD University of New Mexico, 1970
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
- Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)
- Intimations of Modernity: Civil-Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. University of North Carolina Press: 2017.
- 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)
Courses Taught (as schedule allows)
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- HIST 143—Latin America Since Independence
- HIST 531—History of the Caribbean
- HIST 532—History of Cuba