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CRI in the News | How Important Is the Hispanic Vote?


Experts like Sebastián Arcos with the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University explain that, in 2014, only 53% of Cuban Americans were registered Republicans. It was the lowest majority ever seen, but things have changed.

CRI in the News | Cubans Win Mellon Fellowships from FIU for Threatened Artists and Academics


The four winners were poet Katherine Bisquet, anthropologist Marialina García Ramos, art historian Omara Ruiz Urquiola, and artist Lía Villares. Each will be able to pursue their individual projects while in residence at FIU during the academic year 2023–24.

CRI Spring 2023 Newsletter


During the spring semester, the Cuban Research Institute sponsored or cosponsored twenty-nine public events, including panel discussions, lectures, book presentations, film screenings, and an art exhibition. We're planning many upcoming events to advance Cuban and Cuban American studies.

Upcoming Events

Film Screening and Discussion | The Eternal Night

06/11/2023 05:00 PM

"The Eternal Night" is the story of three young Cuban men who were condemned for their beliefs and their creations. The film is based on the true story of Cuban writer and former political prisoner Néstor Díaz de Villegas. Directed by Coco Fusco, the film combines a dramatized version of Díaz de Villegas' prison experience with archival footage and print culture from the 1970s, as well as interviews with Díaz de Villegas and his friend, actor and former political prisoner José Manuel Castiñeyra.

Webinar | Entrepreneurship and the Cuban American Enclave in Miami

06/15/2023 07:00 PM

The number of Cuban-owned businesses in Miami-Dade County rose from 1,764 in 1969 to 160,723 in 2012, the latest year for which survey data are available. In this webinar, two renowned experts will discuss the spectacular growth of Cuban-owned enterprises in Miami and the emergence of one of the most successful economic enclaves in the history of the United States.

In-Person Lecture | Negotiating Lucumí Religious Practice in the Midst of Biomedical Hegemony

07/13/2023 12:00 PM

In this talk, Dr. Eugenia T. Rainey explores the process of negotiation at the intersection of Lucumí, an Afro-Cuban religion (also referred to as La Regla de Ocha or Santería), and medicine. Her work focuses on how the cultural competency paradigm that emerged out of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society influenced the adaptation of Lucumí practice outside of Cuba and racial identity formation in South Florida.

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