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Catholics and Communists: Rethinking Religion in Revolutionary Cuba


Former CRI Visiting Scholar Petra Kuivala will lecture on Cuban Catholics as social subjects inhabiting the revolutionary and, later, socialist society in post-1959 Cuba. Drawing on an extensive amount of previously unstudied Cuban archival sources, the lecture will explore the ways in which religious Cubans navigated their social identities and roles in the officially atheist and antireligious environment.

Final Program | Thirteenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies


The final version of the program for our virtual conference on "Cuba before and after J11," to be held on February 3–4, 2022, is available here. To register for the conference, please visit

Call for Applications | Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Initiative


We invite applications from pre-candidacy doctoral students at FIU for the in-person Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a two-week intensive training on comparative Latino Humanities Studies research methodologies and theoretical frameworks to be held on June 26-July 10, 2022. This is an all-expense-paid program with the possibility of a one-year pre-doctoral research fellowship as an extra year of funding to any existing assistantship/fellowship funding commitment.

Upcoming Events

Thirteenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies | Cuba before and after J11

02/03/2022 08:30 AM

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) of Florida International University continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by holding its Thirteenth Conference. We encouraged the submission of panels and papers concentrating on any aspects of the main conference theme, but considered all submissions relevant to the history, economy, politics, culture, society, and the arts of Cuba and its diaspora.

Book Presentation | Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles

03/09/2022 07:00 PM

Bringing together an unprecedented number of extensive personal stories, this book shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. David Powell conducted extensive interviews with fifty-four persons and uses those interviews to tell the story of the refugees who left Cuba between 1959 and the 1962 Missile Crisis, as well as those who embarked on the Freedom Flights (1965-73).

Book Presentation | Immigration, Culture, and Mental Health

03/16/2022 07:00 PM

This book by Eugenio M. Rothe and Andrés J. Pumariega outlines the various psychosocial impacts of immigration on cultural identity and its impact on mainstream culture. Thoroughly researched, this book examines how cultural identity relates to individual mental health and should be taken into account in mental health treatment.

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