“From the Castros to COVID: An ASCE Virtual Conference” Interview Series: Dr. Prof. Silvia Pedraza, ASCE President, Speaks to Cuban Outbound Migration Since 1959 and the Cuba-Venezuela Connection
The interviews explore in more detail some of the issues that will be presented at the Conference and also will introduce some of ASCE’s key actors. The object is to get to know us better as well as to begin to engage in some of the more important issues facing Cuba, Cuba-US relations, and the regional situation in the Caribbean. Larry Catá Backer hosts the interviews. All interviews may be accessed free of charge. They are posted to the ASCE YouTube Channel, and may be accessed as well on the Coalition for Peace and Ethics YouTube Channel. They may also be accessed by scanning the QR Codeon your mobile phone or other device.
A short video sneak peek of the interview may be accessed HERE.
The entire interview (English only) is available HERE.
Silvia Pedraza is Professor of Sociology and American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests include the sociology of immigration, race, and ethnicity in America, as well as the sociology of Cuba’s revolution and exodus. Her research seeks to understand the causes and consequences of immigration as a historical process that forms and transforms nations. She is the author of several books, including Political Disaffection in Cuba’s Revolution and Exodus (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and has a forthcoming book on Revolutions in Cuba and Venezuela: One Hope, Two Realities, together with Carlos A. Romero, Universidad Central de Venezuela (University of Florida Press).
In the American Sociological Association (ASA), Silvia Pedraza was Chair of several Sections: the Latina/o Sociology, Race and Ethnic Minorities, and the International Migration Sections. She also served on the Council.
At the University of Michigan, she teaches courses on American Immigration: Historical and Sociological Perspectives, and Latinos in the U.S.: Social Problems and Social Issues, among others.