Announcing the Recipients of the 2022 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

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Illustration by Andrés García Benítez | Carteles, 1936

The Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Libraries at Florida International University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant competition. The awards are offered in honor of Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala, the prominent music collector and independent scholar who donated his Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection to FIU in 2001. This is the seventeenth round of winners of the grants, designed to increase access to the special collections and archives on Cuba and its diaspora at FIU. Grant recipients will spend a week consulting the collections and give a virtual lecture during their stay at FIU.

The following scholars have been awarded the 2022 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants:

  • Dr. Jorge Felipe-González, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas, San Antonio, "The Cuban Slave Trade: An Atlantic History"
  • Sophia Kitlinksi, Ph.D. candidate in History of Art, Yale University, "Deporting the Sacred: The Circulation of Abakuá Visual and Material Worlds across the Spanish Empire, 1875–1898"
  • Kimiko Nicole LeNeave, Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of California, San Diego, "Rhythms of Revolution: A Cold War History of Cuban-Chilean Cultural Exchange and Political Transformation"

For more information about the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, click here.