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Fighting for a Higher Law: Race, Class & the Bonds of Complicity in Cuba
09/17/2021 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Professor Lillian Guerra is a Professor of Cuban & Caribbean History at the University of Florida. She is the author of five books of history: Popular Expression and National Identity in Puerto Rico (University Press of Florida, 1998), The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2005), Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 (University of North Carolina Press, 2012); Heroes, Martyrs and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958 (Yale University Press, 2018); and most recently, Patriots and Traitors in Revolutionary Cuba, 1961-1981, to be published in 2022. In 2014, Visions of Power in Cuba received the Bryce Wood Best Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association, its most prestigious prize for a book on Latin America across all fields. Guerra has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2014-2015), the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2014-2015) and most recently, the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2020-2021).
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