Brandon Mancilla of Queens, NY earned his B.A. in History and English from Williams College in 2016 before joining the Harvard History Department in 2017. His intellectual interests include Latin American & Caribbean revolutionary movements and theory, the political economy of imperialism, decolonization, and the history of race. His future research will focus on the early years of the Cuban Revolution in power, with a specific interest in the debates concerning the relation between race and capitalism in 1960s Cuba. To this end, he imagines his research will explore the implementation of policies intended to actualize an anti-racist and internationalist socialism. Brandon enjoys reading and translating literature, traveling, and learning from grassroots organizers around the world.