Ada Ferrer

Johanna Lawshea

Ada Ferrer is Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, where she has taught since 1995.  She is the author of Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898, which has appeared in French and Spanish translations and which won the 2000 Berkshire Book Prize for the best first book written by a woman in any field of history. Her new book, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2014), won honorable mention for the PROSE Award in European and World History, and is a finalist for the 2015 Frederick Douglass Prize.