Stony Brook alumna Yeidy Rivero is the author of a new volume from Duke University Press, Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960.
The book describes the birth and development of commercial television in Cuba in the 1950s, exploring its role as a beacon and promoter of Cuba’s identity as a modern nation.
A television historian, Yeidy M. Rivero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and the Program of American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Rivero received an MA in Theater from Stony Brook in 1993.
“It was during my years at Stony Brook that I was first introduced to research, theory, and the analysis of performance,” Rivero said, thanking Professors John Lutterbie and Rose Zimbardo for their influence on her subsequent career.