Anthony Emmanuel Medina is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. He was raised in Miami, Florida and graduated with a BA in English and Anthropology from the University of Florida. He is currently completing his doctoral work on the emergence of street gangs in Cuba.
Dissertation: Hay Que Tener Gandinga: Masculinity, Race, and Street Life Under a New Cuban Socialism
His research explores the intersections of street life, gender, and race across Cuba's major cities, particularly focusing on the ways in which gang culture is produced and sustained in impoverished communities.