CRI, LACC, and FIU Libraries Award Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

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Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala at the 2012 Arts Carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia

The Cuban Research Institute, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Libraries at Florida International University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant competition. This is the ninth round of winners of the grants, designed to increase access to the special collections on Cuba and its diaspora at FIU. Grant recipients will spend several days studying the collections as part of their research and give a lecture during their stay at FIU.

The following scholars will receive funding to travel to Miami to conduct research at the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection and other special collections housed in the Green Library during the spring and early summer of 2014:

  • Anita Bradford Casavantes, Assistant Profesor, Departments of History and Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine, "Remembering Pedro Pan: Faith, Family, Freedom, and Cuban-American Collective Memory"
  • Marysol Quevedo, Ph.D. candidate, Musicology Department, Indiana University, "Negotiating Cubanness through Art Music: Composers in Socialist Cuba, 1959–1989"
  • Rafael Darío Tejeda, General Archive of the Nation, Dominican Republic, "Reinforcement of the Study of 'Music and Dictatorship in the Dominican Republic (1930–1961)'"