Assistant Professor of Spanish Bretton White has a new book out: Staging Discomfort: Performance and Queerness in Contemporary Cuba (University Press Florida, June 2020). “Following the 1959 revolution, nonconformists were monitored and reported by local committees and punished or reformed by the government. Censorship was rampant, and Cuban art suffered as the state tried to control the national message. Through the lens of queer theory, White explores how the body has been central to the state’s fear-based marginalization of gay life and looks at the ways these theatrical performances defuse that fear,” according to UPF’s website.