Abel Sierra Madero is an award-winning Cuban author and scholar. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Havana (2009) and a PhD in Literature from New York University (NYU). Over the last ten years, he has been known for his work on History of Sexuality. Sierra Madero has been awarded the prize Casa de las Américas for the book "Del otro lado del espejo. La sexualidad en la construcción de la nación cubana" (2006).
Has received various awards and fellowships, including The Martin Duberman (CLAGS, CUNY); Research Fellowship, International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS)/Ford Foundation; ERASMUS (European Community); Research Fellowship “Sexualities, Masculinities and Modernities”,Ford Foundation/South-South Exchange Program for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS); and “Catauro Cubano”, Cuban Book Institute Award for his contribution to the Social Sciences in Cuba.