Cary Aileen García Yero
PhD History Department
Research interests: Race and nation in the Americas; Afro-Latin American arts; ideologies of racial harmany; relationship between arts, politics, and society; Latin American history; Cuban history; music and visual art; and cultural theory and history.
Bio: Cary Aileen García Yero is Raphael Dorman Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-21) in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Scholars Program at Harvard University. She received a Ph.D. degree in History from Harvard University in 2020. Her research interests include Afro-Latin American art, race relations in the Americas, Cuban history, Cold War history, and cultural theory. Her book project, Colors of Dissent: Race, Nation and the Arts in Cuba, 1938-1963 studies the power and limitations of the arts to oppose racism in Latin American societies shaped by ideologies of racial harmony. She has been Managing Editor of the journal Cuban Studies, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She has taught history courses at Simon Fraser University and the University of the Fraser Valley. Her work has been published in Studies in Latin America Popular Culture and Cuban Studies.