Abel Sierra Madero

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Abel Sierra Madero
BornCuba
OccupationAuthor and Scholar
GenreEssay
Notable worksDel otro lado del espejo. La sexualidad en la construcción de la nación cubana. (2006) La nación sexuada (2001)
Notable awardsCasa de las Américas Prize (2006) Martin Duberman (CUNY 2012)
Website
abelsierramadero.com

Abel Sierra Madero (born in Matanzas, 1976) is a Cuban author and scholar who was awarded the Casa de las Américas Prize in 2006.[1] He now lives in New York City where he is pursuing a second PhD at New York University in Literature. He already holds a PhD in History from the University of Havana (2009). From the early 2000s his work has contributed with a transdisciplinary approach to the field of History of Sexuality.[2] According to the historian Louis A. Pérez, "an original contribution to the historiography of Cuba is found in Abel Sierra Madero, Del otro lado del espejo.[3] Additionally, his work is taught in courses about Latin America and Cultural Studies in universities in the United States.[4] Abel Sierra Madero has also been invited to deliver lectures in universities such as, Princeton,[5] Harvard,[6] Columbia,[7] NYU and many others.

Aside from the Casa de las Américas Prize, he has received various awards and fellowships, including The Martin Duberman[8] (CLAGS, CUNY); Research Fellowship, International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS)/Ford Foundation;[9] ERASMUS (European Community); Research Fellowship “Sexualities, Masculinities and Modernities”,Ford Foundation/South-South Exchange Program for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS); and “Catauro Cubano”, Cuban Book Institute Award for his contribution to the Social Sciences in Cuba.

Sierra Madero has contributed with several magazines, journals, and newspapers such as Letras Libres,[10] Cuban Studies, The Rumpus, Diario de Cuba,[11] El Nuevo Herald, among others.

Awards and Fellowships[edit]

  • 2012 The Martin Duberman Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY.[8]
  • 2011 Erasmus Mundus (European Community).
  • 2009 Fellowship “Sexualities, masculinities and modernities”. Ford Foundation/South-South Exchange Program for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS).
  • 2007 “Catauro Cubano”, Cuban Book Institute Award to the book Del otro lado del espejo. La sexualidad en la construcción de la nación cubana, for its contribution to the Social Sciences in Cuba.[12]
  • 2006 Casa de las Américas Book Award for Del otro lado del espejo. La sexualidad en la construcción de la nación cubana.
  • 2001 “Razón de Ser” Award, Alejo Carpentier Foundation, for the project: “Relaciones de género y sexo en Cuba durante las guerras de independencia” [Gender and sex relations during the Cuban independence wars], Havana, Cuba.
  • 2001 “Pinos Nuevos”, Cuban Book Institute Award to the book: La nación sexuada. Relaciones de género y sexo en Cuba durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX [The sexed nation. Gender & sex relations, in Cuba during the first half of 19th Century].

Books[edit]

  • 2006 Del otro lado del espejo. La sexualidad en la construcción de la nación cubana, [On the other side of de mirror. Sexuality in the construction of the Cuban Nation]. Havana: Casa de las Américas.
  • 2001 La nación sexuada. Relaciones de género en Cuba durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX [The Sexed Nation. Gender relations in Cuba during the first half of the 19th Century], Havana, Ciencias Sociales.

Chapters in Books[edit]

  • 2013 "Sexing The Nation's Body During The Cuban Republican Era." In: S. Wieringa and H. Sivori (Eds.) The sexual history of the Global South. Sexual politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America, London and New York: Zed Books, pp. 65–82.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Libros en catálogo de Abel Sierra Madero". Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas. Casa de las Américas. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ Negron-Muntner, Frances. "The Sex of Nations An Interview with Abel Sierra Madero". Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  3. ^ Pérez Jr., Louis A. (2011). Cuba:Between Reform and Revolution. Oxford University Press. p. 385. ISBN 978-0-19-930144-7. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. ^ Bustamante, Michael. "Cuban Revolution Syllabus". Age of Revolutions. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ Sierra Madero, Abel. ""El trabajo os hará hombres"". PLAS: Program in Latin America Studies. Princeton University. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  6. ^ Sierra Madero, Abel. "El cuerpo de la nación. Género, sexualidad y nacionalismo en Cuba" (PDF). David Rockefeller Center for Latin America Studies. Harvard University. Harvard. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  7. ^ Sierra Madero, Abel. "Che Guevara's concept of the New Man". CSER. Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. Columbia University. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Award Winners". Clags.org. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  9. ^ Sierra Madero, Abel. "From the New Man to Transvestism of State. Heteronormative Nationalism in The Cuban Revolution". iasscs.org. International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Abel Sierra Madero". Letras Libres. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Abel Sierra Madero". Diario de Cuba. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Premio Catauro Cubano". Fundación Fernando Ortiz. Fundación Fernando Ortiz. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

External links[edit]

abelsierramadero.com

Abel Sierra Madero (Matanzas, 1976). Cuban Author and Scholar.