Albert Sergio Laguna is Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies at Yale University. His research and teaching interests include transnational Latino/a literatures and cultures, humor theory, performance studies, and the Cuban diaspora. 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,” won the 2012 Article Award from the Latina/o Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association. An article on radio in Cuban Miami received Honorable Mention for the Jack Rosenbalm Prize from the American Humor Studies Association. Laguna’s first book, Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America, will be available from New York University Press in July 2017.
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