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Luis Martinez-Fernandez

Professor of History, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, University of Central Florida
Chapter Member: Florida SSN
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About Luis

Martinez-Fernandez's research focuses on history, culture and society in Latin America, the Caribbean and US Latino communities. Overarching themes in Martinez-Fernandez's writings include race and ethnicity, political culture and transcultural communications. Martinez-Fernandez serves as university professor, board member of various organizations, consultant, and op-ed writer.

In the News

"Past As Present? Geographical Polarization, Nationalism, and Secessionism in the US," Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Opinion, The Globe Post, August 17, 2020.
"Can’t We Just Sell the World’s Oldest Colony and Solve Puerto Rico’s Political Status?," Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Opinion, The Globe Post, July 16, 2020.
"All History Is Contemporary:’ A 20/20 Look of the US Antebellum and Civil War," Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Opinion, The Globe Post, July 2, 2020.
"June 14 – June 20: Trump’s Worst Week to Date?," Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Commentary, The Globe Post, June 22, 2020.
"Pandemic, Pandemonium, and the November Elections," Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Opinion, The Globe Post, June 4, 2020.
"Do the Riots in Minneapolis Forebode Greater Civil Unrest for the US," Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Opinion, The Globe Post, June 3, 2020.

Publications

Revolutionary Cuba: A History (University Press of Florida, 2016).

Explores the Cuban Revolution from its origins through Raul Castro’s government.”—NBC Miami “Provides a strong narrative and, as the reconciliation and economic integration of Cuba and the Cuban diaspora accelerates following the post-December 2014 normalization of US–Cuban relations, an increasingly significant perspective.”—Social History
  

Key To The New World: A Hitory Of Early Colonial Cuba (University of Florida Press, 2019).

Offers a generally balanced survey of Cuban history through the end of the seventeenth century, and in this regard it promises to offer a very usable introductory text.