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Ana Serra

Associate Professor World Languages and Cultures

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Certificate in Spanish Translation
Author of The New Man in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (2007), on representations of model revolutionary identities in Cuban literature, during the formative decade of the Cuban revolution. A second book in preparation, tentatively titled Transatlantic Currents: Cuban and Spanish Intellectuals in Exile, on the exchange of aesthetic and political ideas in the context of exile and post-colonial relations between Cuba and Spain


PhD, Human Sciences Program, Latin American Studies, The George Washington University MA, Latin American Studies, Northwestern University MA, English, Northwestern University

Languages Spoken
Spanish (native speaker)

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World Languages & Cultures

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Area of Expertise:

Latin American literature and culture, specifically Cuban literature and culture (post-1959 revolution); cultural history of Cuba and its relationship with Spain, cultural history of the Cuban Revolution; cultural studies; film studies

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Ana Serra's book The "New Man" in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolutionwas published by the University Press of Florida in 2007. Her recent publications have appeared in Hispanic Research Journal, Revista Iberoamericana,and Bulletin of Latin American Research. Her first book and subsequent articles dwell on the intersection between state discourse and cultural products—such as literary works, testimonials, and film—during the Cuban revolution. This body of work assesses the contribution of cultural products in generating ideological consensus during key government campaigns of the revolution. Her most recent research studies the cultural history of intellectual and political exchanges between Spain and Cuba, and her next book is tentatively titled TransAtlantic Currents: A Cultural History of the Left in Cuba and Spain/Spain and Cuba (1898–1998).

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