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Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Florida International University
Dr. Michael Bustamante is an expert on voter behavior and election results, particularly Cuban-American politics, Florida politics and Latinx politics.
He is an assistant professor of Latin American History at Florida International University. His scholarship focus on Cuban/Cuban-American history. He is the author of “Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile,” forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press in 2021. With Jennifer Lambe, he is co-editor of “The Revolution from Within: Cuba, 1959-1980” (Duke, 2019). His writing on contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American affairs has appeared in Foreign Affairs and The Washington Post, among other publications.
Bustamante is a frequently sought-after commentator on Cuban, Cuban-American, and South Florida politics for national and international media. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University.
- How pro-Trump disinformation is swaying a new generation of Cuban-American voters in the New Yorker
- Why Are So Many Latinos Obsessed With Black Lives Matter? It’s Complicated — Or Simple. in WUSF News
- A Votar: Why President Trump’s Messaging is Resonating with Many Cuban American Voters in WNYC Studios
- Will flag-waving Latinos win Florida for Trump? in Politico
State Expertise: Fla.
Speaks: English, Spanish
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