Ada Ferrer is Julius Silver Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, where she has taught since 1995.
She is the author of Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868–1898, which won the 2000 Berkshire Book Prize for the best first book by a woman in any field of history, and Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution, which won the Frederick Douglass Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University, as well as multiple prizes from the American Historical Association.
Born in Cuba and raised in the US, she has been traveling to and conducting research on the island regularly since 1990.
Books in order of publication:
Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898 – 1999
Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution – 2014
Cuba: An American History – 2021