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The second issue of the online journal "Beyond the Sugar Curtain" focuses on "Mobility and Immobility."

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Our Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Petra Kuivala, reflects on her year of fieldwork in Miami.

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In collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center will hold a K-16 Summer Teacher Institute, featuring several FIU experts on Cuba.

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Alberto Sosa Cabanas will conduct research on the literary and artistic representations of blackness in Cuba from the end of the 18th century to the period before the Cuban Revolution.

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Visiting Scholar Vicky Jassey has inaugurated a digital archival project documenting Afro-Cuban drumming practices.

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Taught by Dr. Jorge Duany, this course will examine the culture of contemporary Cuba, with emphasis on the Cuban Republic, the transformations associated with the 1959 Revolution, the impact of international relations, and transnational Cuban communities.

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Jennifer Cearns, a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University College London, will conduct ethnographic fieldwork on the Cuban diaspora in Miami and its digital and material sharing practices with Havana.

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The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Eliana Rivero Research Scholarship in Cuban Studies. The scholarship provides one FIU graduate student the opportunity to conduct research in Cuban studies—with special emphasis in the humanities—for one week in Cuba.

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Dr. Michael Bustamante will teach an undergraduate history class that will consider how the Cuban Revolution came to power, the consequences for the Cuban people, and the current situation on the Island.

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The annual Miami conference organized by Hotel Opportunities Latin America and the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit featured a special session on the current situation in Cuba.

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