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Dr. Jorge Duany has been invited to contribute an essay on U.S.-Cuban cultural relations, diaspora cultural politics, and shifting relations between the two contexts. The essay will be published in August 2018 as part of the exhibition catalog for "On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection."
Dr. Elaine Acosta González writes about the need to expand social protection networks on the island in light of a rapidly aging population and the rising emigration of young and female persons.
Congratulations to FIU graduate student Alberto Sosa Cabanas on the publication of the book "Reading Cuba: Discurso literario y geografía transcultural." The work is based on a selection of papers presented at a 2016 interdisciplinary conference cosponsored by CRI and the Department of Modern Languages at FIU.
"Bomb" magazine reviews the impressive exhibit, on display at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami until January 20. The exhibit brings together 15 artists who recreated the lost "Book of Paintings" by José Antonio Aponte, executed for his efforts to liberate slaves in Cuba in 1812.
Dr. Guillermo J. Grenier analyzes the changes in the opinions of Cuban Americans in South Florida on the topic of U.S./Cuba relations using the FIU Cuba Poll as the database.
The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to request applications from scholars and graduate students for the spring and early summer 2018. The Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants provide the opportunity to conduct research in the special collections and archives related to Cuba and Cuban Americans at the FIU Libraries.
CRI Faculty Affiliate Philip M. Carter recently published the results of his research on how Miami residents rated the accents of native Spanish speakers for different attributes tied to income, profession, and family background.
Dr. Jorge Duany discussed the recent expansion and apparent stagnation of private businesses on the Island, at the conference on "Cuba and the Caribbean: What Now?" held at the University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee.
The FIU History Professor and Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe are publishing a selection of papers from an international conference on the Cuban Revolution between 1959 and 1980, forthcoming from Duke University Press.
CRI Director Jorge Duany analyzes the growing Puerto Rican exodus to Florida before and after hurricane Maria. The mass migration from the Island is bound to redraw the demographic, cultural, and political map of the state.
Olga Connor of "El Nuevo Herald" interviews poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa and his translator Enrico Mario Santí, who will present Pau-Llosa's new book of poetry at Books and Books in Coral Gables, sponsored by CRI.
The British magazine "The World Weekly" asks whether recent parliamentary elections in Cuba can mean anything more than a change in name, and bring peace with the United States.
The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) is pleased to announce the 2018 competition for two scholarships to conduct research in Cuba. The Eliana Rivero Scholarship will support graduate student research with an emphasis in the humanities, while the CRI Cuban Studies Scholarship is open to any field.
The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the FIU Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition.
Dr. Jorge Duany will deliver the closing keynote at the conference on "Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: Unnatural Disasters and Transnational Community Responses."
Ed Morales writes for The Washington Post about the demographic and political changes in the Cuban-American community in South Florida, and how they are reflected in a new generation of Latino youth.
Congratulations to Professors Michael J. Bustamante and Jennifer L. Lambe on the forthcoming publication of their edited volume by Duke University Press! Drawing on previously unexamined archives, the contributors explore the dynamics of sociopolitical inclusion and exclusion during the Revolution's first two decades.
WLNR interviews CRI Affiliate Phillip Carter on his recent study of the social perceptions of various Spanish dialects in Miami.
The Associated Press reports that many Cuban Americans expect nothing to change after Raúl Castro steps down as president.
NPR's program "Here and Now" interviews CRI Director Jorge Duany about the change of president on the island.
According to reports by Agence France Presse, the opposition movement is fractured on the eve of the historic presidential handover in Cuba.
Agence France Presse interviews several Cuba experts about the end of an era when Raúl Castro steps down as president on April 19th.
Dr. Jorge Duany will teach SYD 4621/SYD 6626, which provides an overview of Cuban migration and the establishment of Cuban communities in the United States, particularly in Miami. The course counts toward the Undergraduate Certificate in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) held the symposium "Writing the Horizon: Recent Essays on Contemporary Cuban Art," featuring work by scholars Anelys Alvarez Muñoz, Rachel Price, and Jorge Duany, and moderated by curator Tobias Ostrander.
The Spanish newspaper "El País" interviews several experts about the imminent change of guard in Cuba after Castro's retirement from the presidency.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, "The Humanities Edge: Creating a Pathway to Diversified Scholarship" will enhance the experience of students who study humanities at MDC and FIU.
The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 competition for FIU graduate students to conduct research in Cuba.
CRI Faculty Affiliate José Gabilondo assesses Cuba's claims for damages against the United States for its economic sanctions against Cuba.
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University invites graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit proposals for a symposium exploring new directions in Cuban studies.
CRI Visiting Scholar Jennifer Cearns reflects upon the challenges of conducting ethnographic research in a multisited field (Miami and Havana).
The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 14th installment of its concert series, which will feature songs from the popular and classical repertoire of the "Golden Era" of Cuban music and entertainment of the 1940s and 1950s.
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) has just published the preliminary program for its 27th annual meeting in Miami.
Former Fulbright Scholar Petra Kuivala looks back and takes stock of her year-long stay at the Cuban Research Institute.
Nelson Jaime Santana, a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago de Chile, will be conducting research on skilled Cuban migration to Santiago.
FIU Librarian Ana D. Rodríguez interviews CRI Director Jorge Duany on his academic trajectory, teaching activities, and research projects.
The 28th annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) was held in Miami on July 26-28.
We're honored to welcome Cuban-American author Ana Menéndez as the newest addition to our faculty affiliates.
Alberto Sosa Cabanas, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Modern Languages, has received a Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship at the UM Cuban Heritage Collection for his doctoral dissertation project.
The reduction of the diplomatic staff at the U.S. Embassy in Havana will probably mean a decline in the number of U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas in 2018, according to CRI Director Jorge Duany.
The José Antonio Echeverría Foundation announces the competition for its 2018 scholarship, awarded in honor of the slain leader of the Cuban student movement during the 1950s.
The Cuban Research Institute will honor the multiple contributions of the collector and independent scholar to preserving and promoting Cuba's cultural heritage.
In an interview with the Chilean newspaper "La Tercera," CRI Director Jorge Duany comments on the economic aspects of the new Constitution proposed in Cuba.
América TV interviews CRI Associate Director Sebastián Arcos, who comments on the economic impact of Cuban emigration on the Island.
María Carla Chicuén has been appointed to lead FIU's CasaCuba, an initiative that will harness the university's scholarly assets to build a leading center to promote global understanding on Cuban affairs and culture, through education, discussion, research, and the arts.
The documentary, "Lezama Lima: Soltar la lengua," was directed by the Cuban filmmaker Ernesto Fundora Hernández, who resides in Mexico.
Call for Papers | The Life and Work of Gloria Rolando
Drs. Andrea Queeley and Devyn Spence Benson are soliciting contributions for an edited volume of critical essays on the Afro-Cuban film director.
FIU Professor Emeritus Juan A. Martínez will be recognized for his numerous contributions to the study of Cuban and Cuban-American art.
We're pleased to announce the confirmation of a stellar group of scholars that will discuss the historical and cultural links between Cuba and Puerto Rico, as well as their divergent political and economic trajectories.
During the Spring 2019 semester, FIU History Professors Rebecca Friedman and Mike Bustamante will offer the seminar "Sugar and Iron Curtains: Comparative Cultures of the Cold War" (EUH 5905/LAH 5905), focusing on the intersections of politics and culture in two case studies from the global history of socialism: the Soviet Union and Cuba.
The Cuban Research Institute is happy to announce that the winner is Daniel Zengotita, a master's degree student in Religious Studies at FIU.
In an op ed for "El Nuevo Herald," journalist Olga Connor salutes FIU's initiative to build a global information center about Cuba, based on education, research, public discussion, and the arts.
Several graduate students will represent FIU at the academic gathering, "New Voices in Cuba Studies," to be held at Harvard University.
The University Press of Florida has approved the publication of an interdisciplinary collection of essays, based on an FIU conference and edited by CRI Director Jorge Duany.
In an op ed for the "Miami Herald," María Carla Chicuén, Executive Director of CasaCuba, describes FIU's initiative to launch a global center about Cuban affairs and culture, focusing on education, research, public discussion, and the arts.
More than 180 specialists in different disciplines will participate in CRI's biennial meeting, scheduled for February 14-15, 2019, and focused on the main theme of "Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?"
Eliecer Jiménez interviews the Cuban-American artist, a member of the CRI Community Advisory Board, on the occasion of the acquisition of one of his paintings by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
The panel "#TurnItUP with University Presses: Little-Known Stories of Unheard Voices" will feature Lisa Bayer, Director of the University of Georgia Press; CRI Director Jorge Duany; FIU Professor Emerita Meri-Jane Rochelson; and Romi Gutiérrez, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing at the University Press of Florida.
Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago, a member of the CRI Community Advisory Board, traces the recent evolution of the Cuban economy, analyzes the influence of internal and external factors on the island's economic performance, and identifies positive and negative factors that may affect economic performance in the near future.
This year's program with the Alonso Brothers was a two-piano extravaganza featuring a variety of Cuban popular musical styles such as mambo, cha cha, bolero, son, danzón, conga, and salsa, including composers like Ignacio Cervantes, Moisés Simons, Miguel Matamoros, Ernesto Lecuona, Dámaso Pérez Prado, and Tito Puente.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has just released the exhibition guide to accompany its exhibition "On The Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection," including critical essays by Anelys Alvarez, Jorge Duany, and Rachel Price.