Dr. Alejandra Bronfman

Alejandra Bronfman’s (History) current research revolves around a book project, Talking Machines: Histories of Sound, Violence and Technology in the Caribbean, which records the unwritten histories of radio and related sonic technologies in the Caribbean. Drawing from recent scholarship that traces networks as they cross, ignore, or in some instances, reify national borders, her research attends to media and communications technologies driven by capital flows, imperial projects and regional political mobilizations.

  • “Tales Full of Sound, Signifying Something: A Review Essay” Social History 35:2 (May 2010)
  • Media, Sound and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean co-edited with Andrew Wood (in press, Pittsburgh University Press)
  • “Batista is Dead: Media, Violence and Politics in 1950s Cuba” forthcoming in Journal of Caribbean Studies

Alejandra Bronfman, Department of History
Associate Professor (B.A. Cornell, Ph.D. Princeton)
Telephone: (604) 822-5163
Email: alejandra.bronfman@ubc.ca
Website: http://www.history.ubc.ca/people/alejandra-bronfman

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