Bonnie A. Lucero is a scholar of Latin America and the Caribbean, Gender and Women’s Studies, and the African Diaspora. Her work draws on intersectional feminist thought to explore the evolving historical relationships between gender relations of power and racial hierarchy in the Americas. She is co-editor, author, and translator of the edited volume Voices of Crime, and has two forthcoming books on Cuban history. Additionally, her scholarship appears in refereed journals and edited volumes in English and Spanish. Her next project is a study of women’s reproduction and fertility control in Cuba since colonial times.
Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality: Gendering War and Politics in Cuba, 1895-1902 (University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming, 2018).
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Geographies of Privilege and Power: A History of Racial Segregation in a Cuban City (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming).
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Refereed Journal Articles
“Transcending Race and Nation: Social Networks and Economic Mobility among Cubans of Color, circa 1898,” Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies Journal 13 (2012).
“Political Violence, Revolution, and US Occupation in Cuba circa the 1905 Elections,” in The Oxford Handbook of Revolutionary Elections in the Americas, 1800-1910, edited by Andrew Robertson and Eduardo Posada-Carbó (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
“‘In this Matter of Dignity’: Black Unionism, Racial Order, and the Struggle for Citizenship in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1899-1907,” in Human Rights, Race and Resistance in the African Diaspora, edited by Cacee Hoyer and Toyín Falola (New York: Routledge, 2016).
“Order in an Occupied City: Police and Antiblack Violence in Cienfuegos, Cuba, circa 1899,” in Voices of Crime, op. cit.
“Conclusion: Towards an Intersectional Vision of Crime,” in Voices of Crime, op. cit.
“Introduction: Studying the Construction, Negotiation, and Repression of Crime,” with Luz Huertas & Gregory Swedberg, in Voices of Crime, op. cit.
“Entre Esclavos y Comerciantes: Mujeres Negras como Intermediarias en la Economía Colonial Cienfueguera” Emergiendo del silencio. Mujeres negras en la Historia de Cuba, edited by Oilda Hevia Lanier (Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2016).
“Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History. By Jennifer L. Lambe,” Cuba Counterpoints (forthcoming)
“The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons. Edited by Wendy C. Grenade,” Journal of African American History (forthcoming).
“Spanish-American War.” In 50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, 2 volumes (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming).
“Fidel Castro.” In Dictionary of American History, Supplement: America in the World, 1776 to the Present. Edited by Edward J. Blum (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons Press, 2016).
“Elena Burke,” “Isidro Acea,” “Generoso Campos Marquetti,” “Agustín Cebreco,” “Flor Crombet,” “Dionisio Gil,” “José Maceo González,” “Silverio Sánchez Figueras,” “Rafael Serra y Montalvo,” “Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez,” and “Nicolás Valverde.” In Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Franklin K. Knight (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
“Audiencia Transferred to Cuba: 1801.” In Cuba: People, Culture, History. Edited by Alan West-Durán (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2012).
“Police Imagination: The Construction of Drug Users and Drug Trafficking in Chile, 1900–1950. By Marcos Fernández Labbé” in Voices of Crime (From Spanish to English).
“Traveling Criminals and Transnational Police Cooperation in South America, 1890–1920,” by Diego Galeano in Voices of Crime (From Spanish and Portuguese to English).
“The Chilean-Irishman Bernardo O’Higgins and the Independence of Peru,” by Scarlett O’Phelan Godoy, conference proceeding, Cambridge, UK, 2010 (From Spanish to English).
Manuscripts in Submission
“The Hidden Costs of Community: Women Faculty of Color in a Hispanic-Serving Institution” (under review with Feminist Teacher)
“El Precio de la Independencia: Mujeres autónomas, violencia, y criminalizazión en una ciudad cubana en finales del siglo XIX,” (under review with Historia Social)
“La racialización del control reproductivo en Cuba esclavista,” in Gente de color entre esclavos, edited by José Antonio Piqueras and Imilcy Balboa (under review)
Manuscripts under Revision
“‘A Fatal Example for Slavery’: Race and Fertility Control Law in Colonial Cuba”
Manuscripts in Progress
Malthusian Practices: A History of Pregnancy, Abortion, and Infanticide in Cuba
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“Occupied Sexualities: Cross-Dressing, Sodomy, and Prostitution in Havana under US Rule”