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Former Visiting Scholar Earns Ph.D. in Public Policy


Denisse Delgado Vázquez has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The topic of her dissertation was remittance behaviors among Cuban migrants in Miami and Madrid.

Announcing the Winner of the 2024–25 José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship


The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce that this year's recipient is Maria Zyla, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in history at FIU. She currently studies U.S.-Cuban cultural and transnational history, exploring gender, sexuality, and migration in the Havana-Harlem Renaissance of the early twentieth century, with a focus on music, literature, and art.

New Ph.D. in History


We're glad to share the news that Richard Denis successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in history and has been appointed a postdoctoral fellow in the History Department for the academic year 2024-25. His dissertation explores the evolving relationship between the Cuban state and key sectors of the national commercial press on the island during the late republican era (1940-1958).

Upcoming Events

Viernes de Musicalia | Flamenca Rumba and Guajiras

08/30/2024 07:30 PM

Join us for an illustrated lecture by dancer and choreographer Clarita Filgueiras on the historical development of rumba and guajira music in Cuba, as well as their intertwining with flamenco in Spain. Since the 1800s, Spain has embraced these back-and-forth rhythmic journeys, weaving them into the fabric of flamenco's soulful expression through song, instrument, and dance.

Book Presentation | Cuban Fusion: The Transnational Cuban Alternative Music Scene

09/06/2024 07:00 PM

Surveying the impact of Cuba's economic crisis after the demise of the eastern socialist block, Dr. Eva Silot Bravo documents a relatively unexplored transnational network of collaborations among Cuban musicians who migrated to many different countries from the 1990s forward. The book's main argument is that in light of the 1990s crisis in Cuba, new transnational and alternative narratives emerged, resulting in creative "in-between" spaces that reflect a postsocialist aesthetic condition.

Panel Discussion | Art, Censorship, and Resistance in Cuba

09/13/2024 07:00 PM

Conflicts between the Cuban government and intellectuals intensified with the passing of Decree 349 in April 2018, a law restricting the freedom of expression of artists and requiring them to obtain permission from the government for performing in both public and private spaces. This panel will gather several threatened Cuban scholars who have received a Mellon fellowship at FIU, to share and discuss their experiences with state repression and persecution on the Island.

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