Announcing the Recipients of the 2024 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

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Cundo Bermúdez, The Musicians, 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 2024 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 nineteenth 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 2024 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants:

  • Dr. Charlie Hankin, visiting assistant professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis, "Poetas del son: Lyrics and Letters in Cuban Popular Music"
  • Dr. Bonnie Lucero, Neville G. Penrose Chair in Latin American Studies and History, Texas Christian University, "The Land of the Skinny Cow: Beef Politics in Cuba"
  • Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, professor, Department of English, University of Central Florida, "Cultivation: A Video Poem"

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