Andrés Pertierra


Advisor: Patrick Iber



I am a historian of Cuba and US-Cuban relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. At the University of Havana, Cuba, I was trained in Marxist historiography, which I applied to my undergraduate thesis on US intelligence gathering in Cuba during the 1820s.

My current research redirects my focus to the long Cuban 1960s, continuing my focus on diplomatic history, while bringing me closer to the present and focusing less on intelligence gathering and more on the connections between Cuba’s foreign policy and domestic politics.

My interests include Cuban history, diplomatic history (especially US-Cuba relations), Marxist historiography, and the history of capitalism.


B.A., University of Havana


  • Latin American & Carribean History