Coco Fusco is a Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist and writer and Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design. She is a 2013 Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. She has written about Cuban cultural politics since the 1980s and has worked on numerous cultural projects with Cuban artists; among the most recent of these is The Empty Plaza (2012), a video that she produced and directed that features narration by Yoani Sanchez.