Graduate Seminar on Cuba

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What were the historical roots of the Cuban Revolution? How did the Revolution transform social, economic, and political institutions on the island? Why did thousands of Cuban exiles resettle in the United States and especially in South Florida?

If you want to know the answers to these and other questions, don't miss this opportunity to enroll in the Graduate Seminar on Cuba, offered through the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. This course examines the culture and social structure of the Cuban Republic; the antecedents and consequences of the profound process of social change initiated in 1959; and Cuban emigration. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.

Dr. Jorge Duany will lead the Graduate Seminar on Cuba (SYD 6626) during the fall semester. It will meet on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:45 PM in Owa Ehan 102 of the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Dr. Duany is Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. He has published extensively on migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in the Caribbean and the United States. He has also written about Cuban cultural identity on the island and in the diaspora, especially as expressed in literature, religion, and music. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of 18 books, including Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States (2011); How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and Its Consequences (2009); and Cubans in Puerto Rico: Ethnic Economy and Cultural Identity (1997).

For more information about the seminar, you can call Dr. Duany at (305) 348–1991 or email him at