Emily Maguire specializes in modern Latin American literature and culture, with a focus on the Hispanic Caribbean. She is affiliated with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Latino Studies Program. Her book Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography (University Press of Florida, 2011) explores how Cuban writers in the first half of the twentieth century forged a literary space in which to write the nation by drawing from two forms of expression, ethnography and literature, in their re-valorization of Afro-Cuban culture as the source of Cuban-ness. She has published articles on Afro-Cuban poetry, black internationalism, Cuban cyberpunk writing and contemporary Dominican literature. Her new project examines the uses of science fiction in Caribbean literature. Professor Maguire is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University.