Luis Duno-Gottberg is a professor of Caribbean and film studies at Rice University. He previously taught at Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas as well as Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where he directed the Caribbean and Latin American Studies department and the comparative literature department. He specializes in Caribbean culture, with an emphasis on race and ethnicity as well as politics and violence. His current research, "Dangerous People: Hegemony, Representation and Culture in Contemporary Venezuela," explores the relationship between popular mobilization, radical politics and culture.
Duno-Gottberg is the author of La humanidad como mercancía, La esclavitud moderna en América (2014), Solventar las diferencias: La ideología del mestizaje en Cuba (2003) and Albert Camus. Naturaleza: Patria y Exilio (1994).
He is the editor of La Política Encarnada. His translation and annotated edition of Estela (1853), is forthcoming in Biblioteca Ayacucho. His annotated edition this novel was published in English by Markus on 2014.