Nancy Raquel Mirabal is Associate Professor in the American Studies Department and U.S. Latina/o Studies Program. She currently directs the U.S. Latina/o Studies Program, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland, College Park. Mirabal is author of Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957; and first editor of Technofuturos: Critical Interventions in Latina/o Studies. Her publications have appeared in the Latino Studies Journal, The Public Historian, Cultural Dynamics, and Callaloo.