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Northern Illinois University
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Cuba, Latinxs, migration, race, ethnicity, music, sports, popular culture
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Recent Publications

Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

“Huber Matos and Cuba Independiente y Democrática (CID): Exile Leadership beyond Cuban Miami’s Geo-Political Borders.” Journal of Historical Biography 15 (Spring 2014): 34-71.

“The Story of Benny ‘Kid’ Paret: Cuban Boxers, the Cuban Revolution, and the U.S. Media, 1959-1962.” Journal of Sport History 38, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 401-419.

Translated into Portuguese and published in Recorde: Revista de História do Esporte 8, no. 2 (December 2015): 1-26.

“Celebrity, ‘Crossover,’ and Cubanidad: Celia Cruz as ‘La Reina de Salsa,’ 1971-2003.” Latin American Music Review 28, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2007): 94-124.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Cuba, United States
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Migration & Immigration, Race, Sports