The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Alexis Jardines as a Visiting Scholar during the academic year 2015–16. He will be working on an inventory of independent civil society in Cuba, editing a volume of his writings on current Cuban affairs, and teaching a seminar on the history of ideas and philosophy in Cuba.
Alexis Jardines holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Havana and an M.A. and B.A. in Philosophy from the State University of St. Petersburgh in Russia. For more than 15 years he was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Havana. In 2010 he co-founded the independent project Estado de Sats in Cuba, together with Antonio Rodiles and Jorge Calaforra. In 2011 he was exiled in Puerto Rico and worked as a lecturer in philosophy, sociology, and anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras. In 2014–15, he was a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at FIU's School of International and Public Affairs.
Dr. Jardines's book publications include Kant in Kuba (2009), Filosofía cubana in nuce: Ensayo de historia intelectual (2005), and El cuerpo y lo otro: Introducción a una teoría general de la cultura (2004). He has also published articles in journals such as Espacio Laical, Temas, Revista Cubana de Filosofía, and Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana.