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  • Cearns, J. (2024 - forthcoming), ‘Los Piratas del Caribe’: Disrupting Capitalism through Digital Piracy in the Cuban Diaspora, in Contraband Cultures: Reframing Smuggling across Latin America, ed. Beach, C. & Cearns, J., London: UCL Press

  • Cearns, J. (2024 - forthcoming) ''So good it almost seems human’: Designing Empathy for Digital Therapy Interventions’, in Anthropology of Psychology, ed. Hutten, Rebecca & Bruun, Mikkel Kenni

  • Cearns, J. (2023- under contract) Circulating Culture: Transnational Cuban Networks of Exchange. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.


  • Cearns, J. (2022) ‘​​Narrating the Nation: Heterotopian Struggles for Self-Representation in the Cuban Diaspora’, Museum Anthropology 45 (2), 124-139.

  • Cearns, J. (2022) ‘“¿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 Policía Estatal. Madrid: Editorial Hypermedia.pp. 261-281

  • Cearns, J. (2022) ‘​​Social [Media] Distancing: on Facebook Stalking, Ethnographic Method and Ethics ‘in the Field’, Journal of Digital Social Research



Cuban Studies vol. 50



2019 and earlier

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