Announcing the Recipients of the 2023 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

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Illustration by Andrés García Benítez | Carteles, 1960

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 2023 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 eighteenth 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 lecture during their stay at FIU.

The following scholars have been awarded the 2023 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants:

  • Hannah Burgé Luviano, Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies, Queens University, Canada, "The Ajiaco of Mambo: Transnational Pathways in the Mexico City Mambo Bands of Dámaso Pérez Prado"
  • Dr. Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Professor of Music, University of California, Davis, "Cuban Sound Recipes: Songs about Food from Son to Salsa"
  • Dr. Salvador Salazar, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Bronx Community College, CUNY, "General History of the Cuban Republic Printed Journalism (1902–1959)"

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