Senior Program Officer
Martin Tsang joined the Division of Preservation and Access as a Senior Program Officer in November 2022, coming from the University of Miami, where he was the curator of Latin American collections and librarian for the Cuban Heritage Collection—the largest repository of material on Cuba outside of the island. Martin holds a BSc in environmental science from Queen Mary University, London, an MA in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and an MA and PhD in global and sociocultural studies (cultural anthropology) from Florida International University. Following his PhD, Martin was a Council on Library and Information Resources postdoctoral research fellow in history and area studies at the University of Miami Libraries. He is a senior fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in critical bibliography at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Martin’s research focuses on Asian diasporas in the Caribbean, especially the history of Chinese indentured labor in Cuba, the development of Chinese-Cuban culture, and the intersections of Afro-Asian spirituality and material culture. Martin continues to publish, teach, and curate exhibitions and programming on Afro-Atlantic religions, health, and healing in the Caribbean and sacred Afro-Cuban beadwork.