Ted Henken "is an Assistant Professor in the Black and Hispanic Studies, Sociology and Anthropology Departments of Baruch College. He teaches courses on Latin American Immigration to the United States, Immigration to New York City, Race and Ethnic Relations, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Contemporary Cuban Culture and Society. He also offers a mini-course through the Bildner Center each semester on the origins and development of Cuban Music. He is currently co-writing a book with Archibald Ritter on the recent growth of Cuba’s underground economy and the emergence and future potential of microenterprise on the island since 1993. He is also writing a general country study of Cuba to be published by ABC-CLIO in its Global Studies series. He has been a consultant on Cuba for the U.S. Department of State and is a member of the board of directors of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy."