Rachel Price (B.A., Yale; Ph.D., Duke U.), works on Latin American, circum-Atlantic and particularly Cuban literature and culture; media; poetics; empire; and ecocriticism. Her essays have discussed a range of topics, including digital media, slavery, poetics, and visual art. The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil and Spain 1868-1968 was published in 2014 by Northwestern University Press. Planet/Cuba: Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island, was published by Verso Books in 2015. Planet/Cuba discusses contemporary literature as well as conceptual, digital, and visual art from Cuba that engages questions of environmental crises, new media, and new forms of labor and leisure. She is currently working on several projects, including intersections between aesthetics and energy, and a book-length study rethinking communication technologies and literature in the nineteenth-century slaveholding Iberian Atlantic.