Albert Sergio Laguna is Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies at Yale University. His research and teaching interests include transnational Latinx literatures and cultures, comparative ethnic studies, performance studies, and popular culture studies. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Latino Studies, The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Latin American Research Review, Contemporary Literature, Cultural Critique, Diario de Cuba, 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, won the 2018 Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Book from the Canadian American Studies Association, the 2018 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize from the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, and received “Honorable Mention” from the Latina/o Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association in 2019. An article from his current book project, “Edgardo Vega Yunqué and the Comedy of Race,” was awarded the L.S. Dembo Prize from Contemporary Literature for best article published in that journal in 2018.
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