Odette Casamayor-Cisneros

Cuban-born scholar and writer, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut.

Cuban-born writer and scholar Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. She is the author of the book of literary essays, Utopia, distopía e ingravidez: reconfiguraciones cosmológicas en la narrativa postsoviética cubana (Utopia, Dystopia and Ethical Weightlessness: Cosmological Reconfigurations in post-Soviet Cuban Fiction) (Madrid: Vervuert, 2011) and the book of short stories, Una casa en los Catskills (La Habana: Letras Cubanas, 2016 & San Juan: La secta de los perros, 2012). The recipient of the 2003 “Juan Rulfo” Prize for Literary Essay in Paris and the 2009 “José Juan Arrom” Prize in Havana, she also received honorary mention in the XIII “Ana María Matute” Contest for Women Writers in Madrid. Professor Casamayor-Cisneros is currently writing a new book on Blacks and Blackness in 21st-century Afro-Cuban Arts.