Alejandra Bronfman is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies at the University of Albany-SUNY. Her third book, Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), records unwritten histories of broadcasting and sonic technologies in early twentieth century Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti. Her research interests include histories of sound, environment and toxicity, and the material nature of communications networks in the Caribbean.