We're happy to announce the launching of the prototype for the Cuban Diaspora Film Archive (CDfA), directed by Dr. Santiago Juan-Navarro (Department of Modern Languages). The archive will offer a unique digital repository to facilitate, document, and preserve this important part of this diasporic cultural heritage.
We're saddened to share the news of the passing of Dr. John Stack, the founding dean of the FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Stack was a staunch supporter of Cuban and Cuban-American studies.
Dr. Trinidad L. Vicente is an expert on international migration, particularly in connection with gender and human rights. She will conduct research on the chains of transnational care among Cuban migrants to Spain and the United States.
Dr. Jorge Piñón will highlight Cuba's dependence on Venezuelan oil imports and the possible loss of that supply. As a result, Cuba's electric power system would very likely collapse and bring the island to the brink of an economic, social, and political collapse.
"A Cuban Documemory" is a feature-length documentary film by Cuban American filmmaker Marissa Chibás in collaboration with Cuban artist Aissa Santiso. Chibás reflects on her many travels to Cuba since 1993, from her unique perspective as the daughter of an exiled Cuban revolutionary leader and runner up Miss Cuba. This film is a visual memoir that focuses on Chibás’s family stories and the search for home.
Drawing upon findings from her book, "Weapons of Mass Migration," Dr. Kelly M. Greenhill will offer a detailed exploration of the strategic manipulation of threatened and actual population movements in pursuit of political, economic, and/or military ends. Among other topics, she will explore the 2021 Cuban-Nicaraguan visa-free travel deal, recent migration talks between the U.S. and Cuba, and the markedly increasing number of Cuban migrants seeking to enter the U.S. via the Mexican border.