Graduate Student Works in Oral History Project

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The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jorge Parellada as a Research Assistant during the summer of 2016. Jorge is working with Dr. Víctor Andrés Triay's project on the oral history of the veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. The purpose of this research is to document the experiences of the members of the Brigade 2506, who participated in that historical event. The project is based on intensive interviews with 70 of the approximately 3,000 persons who were registered with the Brigade 2506.

Jorge Parellada is currently pursuing an M.A. in History at Florida International University, where he has also been a Teaching Assistant. He has taken courses in Latin American and Cuban history, as well as in historical methods and oral history. He earned a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in History from FIU, with certificates in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and European Studies.