CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Area Studies
Martin A. Tsang is the Council on Library and Information Resources
(CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Miami Libraries. In this role, he serves as a liaison librarian for faculty and students in History and Latin American Studies, Religious Studies, and Judaic Studies, as well as Modern Languages. Martin will be working to develop print and digital collections, provide consultative and instructional research support services, and assist the Libraries in designing a new model for transformative library engagement with our research and teaching communities.
Martin is an anthropologist and received his Ph.D. at Florida International University. He has previously held fellowships at the Cuban Heritage Collection and his doctoral dissertation focuses on the Chinese in Cuba, specifically how the legacy of Chinese indentured workers have influenced Cuban culture and Afro-Cuban religion. His research and publishing interests include contemporary issues of race, health, and religion in the Caribbean and Latin America. Prior to his position at UML, Martin was a postdoctoral research fellow on a National Institutes of Health funded project investigating HIV and the tourist industry in the Dominican Republic using a "syndemics" framework.
Martin is a member of and has presented his work at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), American Anthropological Association (AAA), the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and the American Academy of Religion (AAR).