Odette Casamayor-Cisneros (Ph.D. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, 2002) is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Centered on the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx experiences, her most recent academic, and fiction and non-fiction works examine self-identification processes and the production of counter-hegemonic knowledge in the global African Diaspora. Prof. Casamayor-Cisneros is currently writing a new book, On Being Blacks: Self-Identification Processes and Counter-Hegemonic Knowledge in Contemporary Cuban Cultural Production. Previous publications include Utopia, dystopia e ingravidez: reconfiguraciones cosmológicas en la narrativa postsoviética cubana (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2013) and the collection of stories Una casa en los Catskills (Letras cubanas, 2016).
Associate Professor, Romance Languages School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania