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Luis Martinez-Fernandez

Luis Martinez-Fernandez, Cuban, American history educator, writer. Recipient fellowship Pew Evangelical Scholars Program, 1994-1995.


  • Martinez-Fernandez, Luis was born on January 14, 1960 in Havana, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1986. Son of Celestino and Luisa (Fernández).

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, University Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 1982. Master of Arts in History, University Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Duke University, 1990.


    • Assistant professor Augusta (Georgia) College, 1990-1992, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1992-1994. Assistant to associate professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1994, chair department Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, since 1998.


    • Torn Between Empires
    • Originally published in 1994, Torn between Empires is considered a classic and a pioneer work in the creation of the field of Hispanic Caribbean history.


    • Married Margaret A. Fernández. Children: Andrés, Luis A.
    • father: Celestino Martinez-Fernandez
    • mother: Luisa (Fernández) Martinez-Fernandez
    • spouse: Margaret A. Fernández
    • children: Andrés Martinez-Fernandez
    • Luis A. Martinez-Fernandez
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    Born January 14, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1982
      University Puerto Rico
    • 1985
      University Puerto Rico
    • 1990
      Duke University
    • 1990 - 1992
      Assistant, professor Augusta (Georgia) College
    • 1992 - 1994
      Assistant, professor Augusta (Georgia) College
      Hamilton, Bermuda
    • 1994
      assistant, to associate professor Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, Canada
    • 1998
      assistant, to associate professor Rutgers University