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Assistant Professor Paloma Duong researches and teaches about culture and media in 20th and 21st century Latin America. Her work currently focuses on the relationship between digital, participatory, and informal cultures and the postsocialist condition in Cuba.
Recent publications include “Homebound: The Art of Public Space in Contemporary Cuba” in Art Margins 6:2 (2017), “Cuban Travelogues into the Futures Past” for Cuban Counterpoints: Public Scholarship about a Changing Cuba (April 2017). She is writing a book titled Portable Postsocialisms: Culture and Media in Contemporary Cuba. She is currently researching the concept of the amateur in cultural politics and media theory, engaging the cultural history of labor and leisure practices in relation to media change through this figure.
On May 10, Duong presented “Streaming Havana: Moving Screens and Urban Soundscapes,” as part of the Princeton University School of Architecture Liquid La Habana exhibit.
Liquid La Habana: Ice Cream, Rum, Waves, Sweat and Spouts
Video of panel, including Paloma Duong: