Announcing the Results of the 2024 Competition for Threatened Cuban Scholars in the Humanities

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Armando Mariño, Luggage, 2003

Last January, we circulated our second call for applications for the Mellon Visiting Fellows for Threatened Cuban Scholars in the Humanities. The purpose of this program is to help artists, writers, academics, and journalists from the island to continue their work in safety. This program will provide a temporary institutional base for scholars who face severe threats on the island because their work has challenged the status quo. These threats include the risk of persecution, incarceration, or banishment due to the scholar’s ideas, public interventions, or participation in peaceful demonstrations.

The following persons were selected to be fellows in residence at CRI for the academic year 2024–25:

  • Carolina Barrero, art historian currently living in Spain, "Chronicles of the Year of the Protests: Testimonies of Cuban Resistance" (journalistic book project about the events of 2021 in Cuba)
  • Celia Irina González, visual artist and anthropologist currently living in Mexico, "Mutating before the Total Caribbean" (ethnographic book project about the artistic practices of Cuban artists who have recently moved to Miami)
  • Camila Lobón, visual artist currently living in the U.S., "The Way of the Virgin" (graphic novel about a Cuban woman who migrated from Chile to the U.S. in 2021)
  • Yoe Suárez, journalist currently living in the U.S., "Christian Ethics vs. Totalitarianism in Cuba" (bibliographic research project)

We look forward to hosting the visits of these fellows between August 2024 and May 2025.

For more information on the fellowship program, click here.