Jonathan Curry-Machado

Jonathan Curry-Machado is editor of ‘Commodities of Empire’, and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Latin American Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London), and also at the Institute of the Americas (University College London). His research ranges from the history, identity and influence of migrant engineers in nineteenth century Cuba, in the context of transnational networks of trade, capital and technology; through comparative study of Cuba and Java; to rural society on the sugar frontier in the Hispanic Caribbean. His publications include the book Cuban Sugar Industry: Transnational Networks and Engineering Migrants in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). He has also published articles relating to La Escalera conspiracy, and has undertaken contemporary research into socio-political and socio-cultural reasons for Cuba’s continued stability in the face of crisis.