Notes on Contributors

Aurelio Alonso is associate director of the journal Casa de las Américas and an adjunct professor of Sociology at the University of Havana. He is the author of Iglesia y Política en Cuba (2000), El laberinto tras la caída del Muro (2006), America Latina y el Caribe: territorios religiosos y desafíos para el diálogo (2008), and La guerra de la paz (2010). <Aurelius@cubarte.cult.cu>

Emilio Duharte Díaz is a professor of Political Science and Applied Ethics at the University of Havana. He has lectured in numerous countries in Europe and Latin America, and also in the United States. He is the editor and principal author of four books, including most recently Política y Sociedad Contemporáneas: Un acercamiento a los dilemas políticos de la educación superior (2009). <eduharte@yahoo.com>

Mayra Paula Espina Prieto is a professor of sociology at the University of Havana, a researcher at the Center for Psychological and Social Research (CIPS), and a member of the editorial board of Temas. She is the author of Políticas de atención a la pobreza y la desigualdad: Examinando el rol del Estado en la experiencia cubana (Buenos Aires: CLACSO-CROP, 2008) and of numerous articles on poverty, social stratification, and social policy in Cuba. <habanalast@ceniai.inf.cu>

Rodrigo Espina Prieto is a professor of socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Havana and is affiliated with the Juan Marinello Center on Cuban Culture. He has directed reseach projects on equality and inequality in primary schools and on racial and ethnic relations in contemporary Cuba. His writings have appeared in Temas, Catauro, and Revista Cubana de Ciencias Sociales, and also in various Internet journals. <cesj@jovenclub.cu>

Rafael Hernández is editor-in-chief of the journal Temas. He has been a professor at the University of Havana, head of the Inter-American Relations Department at the Centro de Estudios sobre América (CEA), and researcher at the Juan Marinello Center on Cuban Culture. He has taught and lectured at various US universities and is the author of books and articles on Cuba, international relations, and US politics. <rafaelmhdez@yahoo.com>

Marta Nuñez Sarmiento is a professor of sociology at the University of Havana. She is the author of “Gender Studies in Cuba: Methodological Approaches (1974-2007),” in Global Gender Perspectives (Routledge, 2009). <mnspascual@gmail.com>

Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva is a professor of Economics and a member of the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana. He served as an adviser to the City of Havana from 2000 to 2002, and in 2007 was a visiting professor at the Institut des Hautes Études de l’Amérique Latine (IHEAL) at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. <everleny@uh.cu>

Alfredo Prieto is associate director of Ediciones Unión (publishing house of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba) and managing editor of the journal Temas. He has also served as editor of the social science journal Cuadernos de Nuestra América, as researcher in North American Studies and International Relations at the Centro de Estudios sobre América, as editor of the socio-theological journal Caminos (of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center), and as associate editor of Cultura y Desarrollo (of UNESCO’s Office on Latin America and the Caribbean). His books include La prensa de los Estados Unidos y la agenda interamericana (1995), Prensa y construcción de consenso en los Estados Unidos (1997), and El otro en el espejo (2004), as well as various essays on cultural ties of the US with Latin America and especially with Cuba. His latest book is Ensayos para siete días. <prietogo@cubarte.cult.cu>

Pablo Rodríguez Ruiz is an anthropologist and works at the Instituto de Antropología del CITMA.

Juan Valdés Paz is the author of La transición socialista en Cuba (co-authored with Mayra Espina) (1993), Procesos agrarios en Cuba, 1959-1995 (1997), Los procesos de organización agraria en Cuba, 1950-2006 (2009), and Ensayos sobre el sistema político cubano (2009). He is the editor of Alternativas de Izquierda al Neoliberalismo (1999), Cuba: Construyendo futuro (2000), and Prólogo y selección de textos de Rosa Luxemburgo (2007). <karenv@infomed.sld.cu>

Pavel Vidal is a professor of economics and a member of the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana. He worked as an analyst in the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Cuba for seven years. He specializes in monetary policy and time series econometric models. His PhD dissertation (2007) examined a new monetary policy strategy for Cuba using SVAR model estimation. <pavel@uh.cu>

María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles is a professor at the University of Havana and researcher in the Cuba Program of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO). She is the editor of Pobreza, exclusión social y discriminación étnico-racial en América Latina y el Caribe (CLACSO, 2008) <mzabala@flacso.uh.cu>

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