photo Aída Bueno, professor School in Spain
Middlebury School in Spain

From Havana, Cuba, Professor Aída Bueno Sarduy has a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has completed advanced studies on race relations and black culture at the Center for Afro-Asian Studies at the Universidade Candido Mendes in Río de Janeiro. Her research on religions of African origin has taken her to Havana, Cuba, and Salvador de Bahía, Recife and São Luis de Maranhão in Brazil. She is currently researching the trade of enslaved women, freedom charters, and documents related to the purchase of personal freedom of african women or afrodescendents in Brasil at the end of the 19th century in the State of Pernambuco. In addition to teaching Anthropology in various U.S. university programs in Madrid including Middlebury College, Boston University, Hamilton College, New York University, and Stanford, Professor Bueno also makes documentaries.