Book Presentations

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Jennifer L. Lambe presented her book, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, in 2017

The Cuban Research Institute maintains an extensive program of book presentations by leading scholars and writers on the Cuban and Cuban-American experience. Many of these public events take place at Books & Books in Coral Gables. Typically, authors are invited to speak about their book, which may include a talk about the genesis of the book, a reading, or a slideshow. The talk is followed by a question and answer period with the audience and a booksigning.

CRI-sponsored presentations have included the following authors and books:

  • José Alvarez, Frank País: Architect of Cuba's Betrayed Revolution (2009)
  • Uva de Aragón, El mundo y mi Cuba en el Diario (2016), The Memory of Silence (2014), and Crónicas de la República de Cuba, 1902–1958 (2009)
  • Elizabeth M. Aranda, Sallie Hughes, and Elena Sabogal, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City (2014)
  • Jossianna Arroyo, Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry (2013)
  • Jesús J. Barquet and Virgilio López Lemus (eds.), Todo parecía: Poesía cubana contemporánea de temas gays y lésbicos (2015)
  • Ruth Behar, Lucky Broken Girl (2017)
  • Emilio Bejel, José Martí: Resisting Melancholia for the Image of the Cuban Hero (2012)
  • Beatriz Bernal (ed.), Cuba: Fundamentos de la democracia (1995)
  • Juan Antonio Blanco (ed.), El otro paredón: Asesinatos de la reputación en Cuba (2011)
  • Anita Casavantes Bradford, The Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959–1962 (2014)
  • Erik Camayd-Freixas, U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact (2013)
  • Michelle Chase, Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952–1962 (2015)
  • Danielle Pilar Clealand, The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness during the Revolution (2017)
  • Michael Connors, Havana Modern (2014) and Cuban Elegance (2004)
  • Emilio Cueto, Las litografías santiagueras del Departamento Oriental de la isla de Cuba (2014) and La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en el alma del pueblo de Cuba (2014)
  • Leonel Antonio de la Cuesta, Martí, traductor: Apuntes liminares (1996)
  • Alejandro de la Fuente (ed.), Cuban Studies, Vols. 43 (2015) & 44 (2016)
  • Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala, ¡Oh Cuba hermosa! El cancionero político-social en Cuba hasta 1958 (2012)
  • Jorge Duany (ed.), Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana (2014)
  • Carlos M. N. Eire, Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Cuban Boy (2011)
  • Ilan Ehrlich, Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics (2015)
  • Daniel P. Erikson, The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution (2009)
  • Damián J. Fernández and Madeline Cámara (eds.), Cuba, the Elusive Nation: Interpretations of National Identity (2000)
  • Jennifer Gebelein, A Geographic Perspective on Cuban Landscapes (2011)
  • Roberto González Echevarría, The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball (1999)
  • Guillermo J. Grenier and Corinna J. Moebius, A History of Little Havana (2015)
  • Guillermo J. Grenier and Lisandro Pérez, The Legacy of Exile: Cubans in the United States (2002)
  • Catherine Griffith, Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage (2010)
  • Emilio Guede, Cuba: La revolución que no fue (2013)
  • Lillian Guerra, Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958 (2018) and Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971 (2012)
  • Sherry Johnson, Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution (2011)
  • Violaine Jolivet, Miami la Cubaine: Géographie d'une ville-carrefour entre les Amériques (2015)
  • Marius Jovaiša, Unseen Cuba (2014)
  • Albert Sergio Laguna, Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America (2017)
  • Jennifer L. Lambe, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History (2017)
  • Jana K. Lipman, Guantánamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution (2008)
  • María Luisa Lobo Montalvo, Havana: History and Architecture of a Romantic City (2009)
  • Iraida H. López, Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora (2015)
  • Humberto López Morales, Diccionario de americanismos (2010)
  • Juan A. Martínez, María Brito (2009)
  • Luis Martínez-Fernández, Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba (2018) and Revolutionary Cuba: A History (2014)
  • Abigail McEwen, Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Politics in 1950s Cuba (2016)
  • Sharon Milagro Marshall, Tell My Mother I Gone to Cuba: Stories of Early Twentieth-Century Migration from Barbados (2016)
  • Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Cuba en la era de Raúl Castro: Reformas económico-sociales y sus efectos (2012)
  • Carmelo Mesa-Lago et al., Voces de cambio en el sector no estatal cubano: Cuentapropistas, usufructuarios, miembros de cooperativas y compraventas de viviendas (2016)
  • Concepción Otero, El Vedado: History of a Havana Neighborhood (2013)
  • Emma Otheguy, Martí's Song for Freedom (2017)
  • Leonardo Padura, The Man Who Loved Dogs (2014) and Herejes (2013)
  • Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (ed.), Cuba in Splinters: Eleven Stories from the New Cuba (2014)
  • Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Intruder between Rivers/Intruso entre ríos (2017)
  • Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, The Last Exile (2016) and A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown (2014)
  • Marifeli Pérez-Stable, The United States and Cuba: Intimate Enemies (2010)
  • Grace Piney and James C. Pancrazio (eds.), Cuba: Arte y literatura en exilio (2011)
  • Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut, Immigrant America: A Portrait (4th ed., 2014)
  • Gerald E. Poyo, Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence (2014)
  • Andrea J. Queeley, Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba (2015)
  • Archibald R. M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken, Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape (2014)
  • Yeidy M. Rivero, Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950–1960 (2015)
  • Octavio Roca, Cuban Ballet (2010)
  • Reina María Rodríguez, Catch and Release (2014) and Otras mitologías (2012)
  • Rafael Rojas, Historia mínima de la Revolución Cubana (2015)
  • Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Ensayos de política económica: Cuba, América Latina y Estados Unidos (2016)
  • Jorge Salazar-Carrillo and Andro Nodarse-León, Cuba: From Economic Take-Off to Collapse under Castro (2015)
  • Mercedes Sarduy, Cartas a mi hermana en La Habana (2013)
  • Alberto Sosa Cabanas (ed.), Reading Cuba: Discurso literario y geografía transcultural (2018)
  • Leonard Ray Teel, Reporting the Cuban Revolution: How Castro Manipulated American Journalists (2015)
  • Zoé Valdés, La Habana, mon amour (2015)
  • Anna Veltfort, Adiós mi Habana (2017)
  • Alan West-Durán, Cuba: A Cultural History (2018)