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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."

Announcing the Results of the 2024 Competition for Threatened Cuban Scholars in the Humanities


CRI's fellowship program will help artists, artists, academics, and journalists displaced from the island to continue their work at FIU. It will substantially broaden and deepen current discussions about intellectual freedom—including freedom of thought and expression—in Cuba, the United States, and worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Film Screening and Discussion | Veritas

04/17/2024 07:00 PM

Written and directed by Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, this film documentary focuses on the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, through the voices of its protagonists, the members of the 2506 Brigade. The film explores the military training, the battle in Cuban beaches, the humilitations of imprisonment, and the liberation of most of the combatants.

Lecture | The Voice of the MIPYMES: A Reflection of the New Non-State Actors in the Cuban Economy

04/18/2024 12:00 PM

Roger Masson and Alejandra Franganillo conducted a study of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MIPYMES) in Cuba through interviews of business owners from various sectors to shed a light on their experiences and reflect on policy proposals that empower their work on the island. This project aims to provide qualitative data, with a narrative focus that uses interviews and observational data to document the hard work of MIPYMES owners in Cuba and how they view the future.

Lecture | The Court of International Opinion: Cuban Exile Intellectual Activism

04/24/2024 12:00 PM

This lecture by Katie Coldiron ocuses on "Cuban exile intellectual activism" from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. By "Cuban exile intellectual activism," the author refers to a type of activism that developed through the convergence of newer and older Cuban exile intellectuals and recently released political prisoners at the end of the 1970s and early 1980s.

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