Albert Laguna

Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Office: HGS 108
Phone: (203) 432-6333

Albert Sergio Laguna is Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies.  His research and teaching interests include transnational Latino/a literatures and cultures, humor theory, performance studies, and the Cuban diaspora. His current book project, The Politics of Pleasure and Play in Latino Literature and Performance, examines how “play” creates modes of discourse that provide critical perspectives of the dominant culture while simultaneously forging community and maintaining transnational ties through a pleasurable narrative economy. His article, “Aquí Está Alvarez Guedes: Cuban Choteo and the Politics of Play,” published in Latino Studies and based on his book research, won the 2012 Article Award from the Latina/o Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association.