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, “Diasporic Diversions: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America,” examines the ways in which Cubans have mobilized the ludic to negotiate life off of the island and the complex generational and political shifts within the diaspora. The book is forthcoming from New York University Press. His work has appeared in Latino Studies, The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Diario de Cuba, The Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, and on CNN.com. 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.