2021 & Forthcoming

Cearns, J. (2022- under contract) Circulating Value: How Material and Digital Informal Economies are Rebuilding Cuba. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

Cearns, J. ed. (2021) ‘Packaging Cuban Media: Communities of Digital Sharing in Cuba and its Diaspora’, Cuban Studies, 51, pp. 97-110.

Cearns, J. (2021) ‘Connecting (to) Cuba: Transnational Digital Flows between Havana and the Cuban Diaspora’, Cuban Studies, 51, pp. 161-185.

Cearns, J. (2021) ''A Una Cuba Alternativa’: Digital Millennials, Social Influencing and Cuentapropismo in Havana’, in Henken, T. A. and Garcia Santamaría, S. (eds) Cuba’s Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, pp. 262–281.

Cearns, J. (2021) ‘“¿Hacia una Cuba alternativa?” Millennials digitales, influencers sociales y “cuentapropismo” en La Habana’, in Henken, T. A. and Garcia Santamaría, S. (eds) La Revolución Digital en Cuba: Innovación Ciudadana y Policia Estatal. Madrid: Editorial Hypermedia.

Cearns, J. (2021) 'Aerial Imagination in Cuba' (Boudreault-Fournier, A., 2020. Routledge), Anthropologica, the Scholarly Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society.


Cearns, J. (2020) ‘The “Mula Ring”: Material Networks of Circulation Through the Cuban World’, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 24(4), pp. 864–890.

Cearns, J. (2020) ‘(Dis)connections : migration, transnationalism, and global capitalism between Haiti and the United States’, Anthropology Book Forum, pp. 1–4.

Cearns, J. (2020) ‘Review: Jung, Yuson. 2019. Balkan Blues: Consumer Politics after State Socialism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 192 pp. Pb.: $35.00, ISBN: 978-0253029140.’, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale.

Cearns, J. (2020) 'Connected Cuba: Building Digital Networks Across the Offline Island’. Symposium: 'The Analogue Idyll: Disconnection, Detox and Departure from the Digital World', Culture-Media-Text Research Centre at the University of Winchester

Cearns, J. (2020) ‘The Mula Ring’: Material Flows of Circulation Through the Cuban World. Ph.D. Thesis. University College London.

Cuban Studies vol. 50

2019 and earlier

Cearns, J. (2019) ‘Recognizing diasporas: transnational struggles for voice and visibility’ Panel, ASA: Anthropological Perspectives on Global Challenges Conference, University of East Anglia


Cearns, J. (2018) ‘Competitive Hardship: ethnographic guilt and early-career pressure to conduct “authentic” fieldwork’, The New Ethnographer.


Cearns, J. (2017) ‘El Paquete Semanal: A Cuban Sharing Economy’, Cuban Research Institute (348). United States of America. 

Cearns, J. (2014) ‘The Ventriloquist Behind the Shattered Mirror: A Study of Pessoa’s Bilingual Oeuvre’, Pessoa Plural, (6), pp. 78–103.

Cearns, J. (2014) After the World Cup: a photo essay, openDemocracy.