Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Graduate Research in Cuba 2017 Program

November 30th, 2016

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is offering a four-week program for graduate students to conduct their research interests in Cuba.
May 20 – June 17, 2017

This month-long seminar is designed for beginning graduate students who have “book” knowledge of Cuba, advanced to superior Spanish language skills, and who wish to pursue graduate research in country. The seminar will not only acquaint students with the fundamentals of Cuban culture and society, but also provide them with the basic experience and strategies needed in order to successfully accomplish research on the island. Given the depth and breadth of CCSI’s partners in Cuba, we will be able to accommodate a broad range of research interests in the humanities and social sciences.

After a week-long crash course on contemporary Cuba, students will be assigned a mentor that they will work closely with throughout the duration of the program in order to guide them through the design of their research project. This mentor will meet regularly with the student to identify sites, contacts, and sources that best suit their research needs. During the final week of the program, students will be able to engage in field research and/or continue to make the contacts and inquiries necessary to conduct more in-depth investigations on subsequent field research trips.

Students will earn graduate level credit as LAST 7950 from Tulane University.

Visit the program web page to learn more about the program and find information on applications.