The essays, research notes, book reviews, and bibliography in this volume continue the multidisciplinary journal’s tradition as the premier publication in the field. In addition to four articles on Cuban literature—focusing on the poetry of Amando Fernández and Ena Lucía Portela,, the novels of Roberto G. Fernández, and the “dirty realism” of Pedro Juan Gutierrez—there are essays examining the political afterlife of Eduardo Chibás, the spread and prevention of AIDS among Cuban-American women, and the Cuban Constitutions promulgated over the past forty years. A research note based upon recently declassified documents on the U.S.’s covert war against Cuba in the early 1960s completes the collection.
Lisandro Perez is director of the Cuban Research Institute and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Florida International University. He has contributed to several edited collections and has written articles for journals such as Columbia Journal of World Business, and International Migration Review. He lives in Miami, Florida.
Uva de Aragón is assistant director of the Cuban Research Insitute at Florida International University. Her books include Alfonso Hernández-Cata: Un escritor cubano, salmantino y universal and Los nombres del amor. She lives in Miami, Florida.