Maria Cristina Garcia, Cornell University

Professor Ithaca, New York mcg20@cornell.edu Office: (607) 255-6598

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Bio/Research

I study refugees, immigrants, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. My first book, Havana USA, examined the migration of Cubans to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. The book examines how these Cold war migrants--the beneficiaries of one of the most generous immigra...

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Bio/Research

I study refugees, immigrants, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. My first book, Havana USA, examined the migration of Cubans to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. The book examines how these Cold war migrants--the beneficiaries of one of the most generous immigration policies and assistance programs in US immigration history--became a powerful economic and political presence in the United States, influencing foreign policy and electoral outcomes, reshaping the cultural landscape of the South, and ultimately reinterpreting what it means to assimilate in U.S. society.

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