Abel Sierra Madero

Visiting Assistant Professor


Office: DM 385C

Phone: 305-348-2035

Email: asierram@fiu.edu


Professor Sierra Madero is an award-winning author and historian. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Havana (2009) and a PhD in Literature from New York University (2019).  Over the last ten years, he has been known for his work on History of Sexuality. Sierra Madero was awarded the prize Casa de las Américas for the book Del otro lado del espejo. La sexualidad en la construcción de la nación cubana (2006). His scholarship covers cultural and intellectual history in Cuba and Latin America, memory, trauma, testimonio, Cold War and printed culture in the United States. His most recent book, Fidel Castro: El comandante Playboy was published in 2019 and recently announced a forthcoming book, El cuerpo nunca olvida: Trabajo forzado, hombre nuevo y memoria en Cuba (1959-1980).

Has received several awards and fellowships, including The Martin Duberman (CLAGS, CUNY); Research Fellowship, International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS)/Ford Foundation; 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.