FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute, together with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will hold a post-secondary faculty seminar on Cuba in Miami.
This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the history of Miami's rise and the simultaneous emergence of a highly diverse but contentious ethnic mosaic. The existential threat to the future of the city posed by a rising ocean makes Miami a key case study for the pros and cons of present-day, capitalist-led globalization.
The Cuban-American Studies Association (CASA), together with the Modern Languages Graduate Student Organization and Sigma Delta Pi, invites you to its welcoming reception for Spring 2019. Refreshments will be served.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxième Maison 353
This lecture by John Vertovec discusses how new state policies and regulations in Cuba shape opportunities, challenges, and economic behaviors in unequal ways for a diverse group of self-employed people.
The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars, students, and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by announcing its 12th Conference. The main theme of the 2019 conference will be "Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?"
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms
Several experts and collectors—Drs. Michael Bustamante and María Antonia Cabrera, Emilio Cueto, and Annia González—will discuss the challenges of collecting objects related to Cuban culture, focusing on Cueto's extensive collection of Cuban documents, artworks, and memorabilia.
In this book, Dr. Megan Feeney argues that the freedom fighting extolled in American World War II dramas and the rebellious values and behaviors seen in postwar film noir helped condition Cuban audiences to expect and even demand purer forms of Cuban democracy and national sovereignty. At the same time, influential Cuban intellectuals worked to translate Hollywood ethics into revolutionary rhetoric—which, ironically, led to pointed critiques and subversions of the US presence in Cuba.
This volume, edited by Drs. Michael J. Bustamante and Jennifer L. Lambe, brings together new historical research with comparative and methodological reflections on the challenges of writing about the Cuban Revolution.
Three distinguished scholars—Drs. Matthew Casey, Jorge Giovannetti, and Andrea Queeley—will examine the social and economic impact of migrants from Haiti, Jamaica, and other West Indian islands to Cuba during the first third of the 20th century.
Grounded in extensive and rigorous multisited research, this book by Dr. Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres examines the different migration experiences of Jamaican, Leeward, and Windward Islanders, along with the transnational processes of labor recruitment and the local control of workers in the plantation.
Cuban Heritage Festival and Public Humanities Symposium
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion
Together with the Wolfsonian's Public Humanities Digital Lab, CasaCuba will sponsor a two-day event about the historical and cultural significance of objects related to Cuba, as well as conservation techniques to preserve objects for posterity.
Operation Pedro Pan: Preserving the Heritage, Collecting the Stories
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220
Historian Víctor Andrés Triay discusses his research on the unaccompanied children who came from Cuba to the United States between 1960 and 1962.