FIU historian Michael J. Bustamante shares his ideas about reading and teaching about the Island's history before and after 1959.
Vicky Jassey, a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff and Exeter Universities in the United Kingdom, will conduct research on gender and batá drumming in Cuba, with a particular focus on the burgeoning role of women batá drummers.
Dr. Jorge Duany will lecture about the evolving relationship between the Cuban diaspora in Florida and Cuba.
The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars, graduate students, and others interested in the study of Cuba and its diaspora. This year's meeting will be dedicated to the distinguished Cuban collector, researcher, and author Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala.
Cuban director Marcelo Martín's first feature-length documentary takes him on a single-wagon train from Morón to Punta Alegre in the province of Ciego de Ávila in central Cuba.
Coordinated by Dr. Iraida López, this public reading will offer an opportunity to hear from younger fiction writers of Cuban origin Chantel Acevedo, Jennine Capó Crucet, Vanessa García, Ana Menéndez, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés.