Dr. Alejandro de la Fuente is UCIS research professor of history and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also senior editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review. His areas of research, scholarship, and teaching include race, inequality, and politics in contemporary Cuba, the history of Cuba, slavery and citizenship, race relations in Latin America, history of the Caribbean, Afro-Cuban culture, comparative race relations, and Latin American law. In 2008 he published Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century, and in 2001 he published A Nation for All: Race, Inequality and Politics in Twentieth Century Cuba. In addition, he has published several edited volumes as well as numerous refereed articles and book chapters.