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Anna teaches on modules across the undergraduate Spanish programme, and on the MA in European Languages and Cultures. Her teaching interests include twentieth-century Latin American culture and history, with a particular focus on Cuba.


Anna’s doctoral thesis examined the ways in which the guerrilla origins of the Cuban Revolution have continued to shape the beliefs and values that have underpinned the revolutionary project since 1959. Beyond this topic, Anna is interested in the influence of the Cuban Revolution on armed movements in Latin America and Quebec during the Cold War, as well as a range of issues relating to the fields of contemporary Latin American history and cultural studies.

Published Work


The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution (University of Florida Press, forthcoming June 2019).

Co-edited books

Kirk, Emily J., Anna Clayfield & Isabel Story. 2018. Cuba’s Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s shaped the Revolution. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Book chapters

“Militarized by Moscow? Re-examining Soviet influence on Cuba in the 1970s.” In Cuba’s Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s shaped the Revolution, edited by Emily J. Kirk, Anna Clayfield and Isabel Story, 71-85. Lanham: Lexington Books.

“Antonio Maceo y Grajales”. 2016: In Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, edited by Franklin Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press.

Public scholarship

“Olive Green Graphics”, Cuba Counterpoints,



BA (Manchester), MA (Manchester), PhD (Nottingham).