Latest News

Spring 2024 Newsletter


Learn more about the numerous public events we organized last semester, including lectures, panel discussions, book presentations, and film screenings, to promote Cuban and Cuban American Studies. We're also planning numerous activities for the upcoming months, including hosting four new Visiting Fellows for Threatened Cuban Scholars in the Humanities.

2024 Crossing Latinidades Fellowships Announced


Congratulations to FIU graduate students Noel Hernández (History) and Michele Mileusnich (Modern Languages) on being selected to attend the 2024 Summer Institute in Latino Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago! The institute brings together thirty-two second and third-year pre-dissertation doctoral students pursuing Ph.D.'s in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who plan to work on Latino Studies dissertations.

CRI Visiting Scholar Will Conduct Research on Spanish Music in Cuba and the United States


The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to host Susana de la Cruz Rodríguez between October and December 2024. A Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Oviedo in Spain, Ms. de la Cruz Rodríguez will conduct archival research and interviews for her doctoral dissertation titled "Bagpipes and Asturian and Galician Music in Cuba: Cultural Spaces and Sound Transculturation."

Upcoming Events

Lecture | Cultivating a Cuban American Story

05/23/2024 12:00 PM

In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés will share and discuss excerpts of two video works based on her family's experience as Cuban immigrants and their first-generation children in urban New Jersey and later in South Florida. The videos are drawn from photos and home movies, including digitized Super 8 and VHS footage from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Lecture | The Land of the Skinny Cow: Beef Politics in Cuba before the Revolution

05/24/2024 12:00 PM

Historian Bonnie A. Lucero shares a piece of her new book project, "The Land of the Skinny Cow," which interrogates a long-accepted Cold War narrative against historical evidence from archives across Cuba, Spain, the United States, and FIU's very own Leví Marrero Collection. Come find out more about the deep roots of Cuban beef woes through a riveting account of chronic shortages, government expropriation of cattle, seller's strikes, clandestine slaughter, and black market activity before 1959.

Lecture | Writing in "Clave": Cuban Popular Music Poetics

05/31/2024 12:00 PM

Placing in dialogue poets and composers, Dr. Charlie Hankin will suggest that the African-inspired, asymmetric 3-2 or 2-3 rhythmic key known as "clave" also constituted an important organizing principle for Cuban writing. Dr. Hankin aims to explore how what he calls "writing in clave" shapes a poetics of Caribbean popular music that disrupts distinctions between disrupts distinctions between elite and popular culture and intervenes in debates about race and nation.

Contact Us

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Deuxième Maison (DM) 445
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305.348.1991
Fax: 305.348.7463

The Green School Home >

Find us on Facebook

Watch us on YouTube