FIU sociolinguist and CRI Faculty Affiliate Phillip Carter led new research that shows Miami English is its own unique dialect. Dr. Carter defines this dialect as a variety of English with subtle structural influence from Spanish, mostly spoken by native English speakers who are second-, third-, or fourth-generation Latinos.
We're happy to share the news that Maite Morales, a Ph.D. candidate in history, has successfully defended her dissertation on "The Cuban Revolution’s Emotive Regime: A Decade to Remember, 1968–1978."
In the second part of her analysis, CRI Visiting Scholar Elaine Acosta delves into the opinions of Cubans arriving in Miami since 1995.
The distinguished Cuban music collector Cristóbal Díaz Ayala has shared a selection of the soundtrack of his life, from childhood to the present day, including memories of his native land and his adopted country, Puerto Rico.
The Cuban Cultural Center of New York will recognize Dr. Carmelo-Mesa Lago, a member of the CRI Community Advisory Board, for his contributions to the fields of Cuban and Latin American Studies.
In 2018, Cuba's Communist Party proposed a new Constitution recognizing same-sex marriage. FIU Law Professor José Gabilondo's article examines how the proposal triggered important public debates between advocates of religious liberty and opponents of discrimination against sexual minorities.
A Univisión article quotes CRI Director Jorge Duany about the unequal treatment suffered by Latinos, especially those of dark skin color, in U.S. society.
FIU History Professor Mike Bustamante writes about how Cuban Americans are likely to vote in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.
CRI Visiting Scholar Elaine Acosta analyzes the main characteristics of the latest wave of the Cuban exodus since the mid-1990s.
Dr. Sherry Johnson, Professor of History and Faculty Associate of the Cuban Research Institute, will give the keynote address at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASEC). The meeting will take place on February 18–20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida.