Visiting Scholars

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Dr. Lillian Guerra, a CRI Visiting Scholar during the summer 2014, conducted research for her new book, Making Cuba Revolutionary: Hidden Heroes, Public Spectacle, and the War That Toppled Batista, 1947–1959.

The Cuban Research Institute welcomes visiting scholars working on Cuban and Cuban-American topics. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their academic credentials, their research proposals, and their project's relevance to the institute's mission. Typically, CRI provides scholars with office space; access to a personal computer, the Internet, and library resources; assistance in establishing contacts with FIU faculty members; and general administrative support for the scholars' projects. CRI has sponsored the following visiting scholars in the past few years:

  • Ana-Sofia Commichau, Ph.D. candidate, Program in Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany (Spring 2013)
  • Lisandra Cuesta Vasallo, M.A. student, Research Center on Architecture and Design, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
  • Dr. Nora Gámez Torres, independent scholar (Spring 2014)
  • Dr. Lillian Guerra, Waldo Neikirk Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History, University of Florida (Summer 2014)
  • Dr. Alexis Jardines, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, FIU (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
  • Vicky Jassey, Ph.D. candidate, Program in Ethnomusicology/Performance, Cardiff University/Exeter University, United Kingdom (Spring 2017)
  • Dr. Anna Kaganiec-Kamieńska, Assistant Professor, Institute for American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (Spring 2013)
  • Petra Kuivala, Ph.D. student, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
  • Valentina La Rosa, Ph.D. student, Faculty of Foreign Language and Communication, University of Bologna, Italy (Spring 2017)
  • Jorge R. Piñón, Director, Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Texas, Austin (Fall 2010-Spring 2011)
  • Víctor Puertodán, President, Alfonso Camín Foundation, Valencia, Spain (Fall 2013)
  • Dr. Catalina Quesada Gómez, Assistant Professor, Spanish American Literature and Culture, University of Bern, Switzerland (Fall 2014)
  • Karla Elizabeth Rueda Vergara, B.A. student, International Relations, University of Guadalajara, Mexico (Fall 2014)
  • Evelin Szarka, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, Institute for Social and European Studies, University of West Hungary (Summer 2013)
  • Dr. Víctor Andrés Triay, Professor, History, Middlesex Community College (Summer 2016)