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Holly Ackerman

Duke University

Holly Ackerman is the Librarian for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies in the Duke Libraries’ Department of International and Area Studies. She is an active participant in the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) and the Latin American Studies Association. She is the author of The Cuban Balseros: Voyage of Uncertainty, which established the foundational demography and history of the 1994 Cuban raft crisis. She has also published on topics related to the Cuban diaspora and Caribbean migration. Her work has appeared in Cuban Studies, Encuentro de la cultura cubana, and Latino Studies, and she is a contributing editor and author in the award-winning collection of essays Cuba: People, Culture, History.