CONTRIBUTORS

Imilcy Balboa Navarro is associate professor at Universitat Jaume I, Castellón,
Spain. She is the author of Los brazos necesarios: Inmigración, colonización y trabajo
libre en Cuba, 1878–1898 (2000) and La protesta rural en Cuba: Resistencia cotidiana,
bandolerismo y revolución, 1878–1902 (2003), coeditor with José Antonio Piqueras of
La excepción americana: Cuba en el ocaso del imperio continental (2006), and coauthor
with María del Carmen Barcia, Gloria García, Mildred de la Torre, and Raquel Vinat
of La Turbulencia del Reposo, Cuba, 1878–1895 (1998).
Alejandra Bronfman is associate professor at the University of British Columbia.
She is the author of On the Move: A Recent History of the Caribbean since 1989 (2007)
and Measures of Equality: Social Science, Citizenship, and Race in Cuba, 1902–1940
(2004), and coeditor of Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Carib-
bean (2012). She is currently involved in the book project Talking Machines: Caribbean
Media and Publics, which explores the perambulations of objects in empires in the
early twentieth century, with particular attention to new media including telegraph,
telephone, and broadcasting and their relationships to capital flows, imperial projects,
and regional political mobilizations.
Maikel Fariñas Borrego is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and a former researcher at the Instituto de Historia de Cuba. Author of
Sociabilidad y cultura del ocio: Las élites habaneras y sus clubes de recreo (1902–1930)
(2010), he has also published several articles focused on sociability and leisure in
Cuba, including “El asociacionismo náutico en La Habana: Desde las élites hasta las
capas populares (1886–1958)” (2010), and “Las asociaciones de recreo del tipo ‘yacht
club’ y su papel en el trazado socio- urbanístico de La Habana (1920–1958)” (2008).
Reinaldo Funes Monzote is research director at the Fundación Antonio Núñez
Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Havana, and assistant professor at the Univer-
sity of Havana. He is the author of El despertar del asociacionismo científico en Cuba,
1876–1920 (2004), and From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental His-
Previous Page Next Page