Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

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Cuban Studies Bibliography

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    Location: H-T LAL: F 1799 .H34 C37 1996
  • Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana. Stephanie Elizando Griest. New York: Villard, c2004.
    Location: H-T Stacks: PN4874.G747 A3 2004
  • Ay, Cuba!: A Socio-erotic Journey. Andrei Codrescu; photographs by David Graham. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .C63 1999
  • Baracoa: Where Cuba Begins: from the original Baracoa: donde Cuba comienza. by Miguel A. Castro Machado. St. Augustine, Fla.: St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association, c2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1849 .B2 C3713 2001
  • Cartas desde Cuba. Fredrika Bremer; [traducción, Matilde Goulard de Westberg]. Ciudad de La Habana: Fundación Fernando Ortiz, c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1763 .B732518 2002
  • Che’s Chevrolet, Fidel’s Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba> Richard Schweid. Chapel Hill; London: University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: TL33.C83 S38 2004
  • Cerca de la Habana: Crónicas Cubanas. Abel Gilbert. Buenos Aires: Grupo Editorial Norma, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1799 .H34 G55 1997
  • 100 Famosos en La Habana. Leonardo Depestre Catony. La Habana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1799 .H357 D47 1999
  • Conversations With Cuba. C. Peter Ripley. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .R56 1999
  • Cuba. texto y fotografías, Enric Balasch i Blanch. [3a. ed. rev. y ampliada] Barcelona: Editorial Laertes, 1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .B35 1991
  • Cuba, 1994 Post Report. [Rev. Oct. 1994.] Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of State, 1994.
    Location: H-T Gov Docs: S 1.127:C 89/994
  • Cuba 1995: vivencias personales. Enrique L. Doriga Lima, Peru: Universidad del Pacífico, Centro de Investigación, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in processing 12-97; check OPAC]
  • Cuba 2000: Castrismo, turismo, negocios. Juan Jose Hernandez. Madrid: Editorial Noesis, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .H443 1999
  • Cuba : A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. Emily Hatchwell, Simon Calder. London: Latin America Bureau, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .H37 1995
  • Cuba: A Journey. Jacobo Timerman. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1990.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .T5313 1990
  • Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana. Isadora Tattlin. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .T38 2002
  • Cuba en bicicleta. Gabriel Pernau; [traducción, Gabriel Pernau] Barcelona, España: Ediciones B, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .P48618 2000
  • Cuba: Going Back. Tony Mendoza. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .M46 1999
  • Cuba, Island of Paradox. R. Hart Phillips. New York, McDowell, Obolensky [1959]
    Location: H-T LAL: 972.91063 P562c
  • Cuba: True Stories. edited by Tom Miller. San Francisco, CA: Travelers’ Tales, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .C85 2001
  • Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: An Ethnography of Racial Meanings. L. Kaifa Roland. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
    Location: H-T LAL: G 155 .C9 R65 2011
  • A Cuban Journey. Lee Chadwick. London: Dobson, 1975.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.2.C5 1975
  • Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution. Alma Guillermoprieto. New York: Pantheon Books, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: F1765.3 .G85 2004
  • Driving Through Cuba: An East-West Journey. Carlo Gobler. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .G42 1988
  • The Habana Café Cookbook. Josefa Gonzalez-Hastings; ed. by Andria Kuzeff. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: TX 716 .C8 G66 2004
  • La Habana no es una isla: crónica de un corresponsal en Cuba. Vicenç Sanclemente. [Barcelona]: Jaque Mate Comunicación, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .S26 2002
  • Havana: A Cultural and Literary Companion. Claudia Lightfoot. New York: Interlink Books, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: [1 Copy Ordered as of 04-21-05: check library catalog]
  • Havana Dreams: A Story of Cuba. Wendy Gimbel. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788.22 .R47 G56 1998
  • Havana, the Magic of My City. Carmen R. Alfonso Hernández. Vedado, La Habana: P. de la Torriente, 1999.
    Location; H-T LAL: F 1799 .H34 A5413 1999
  • Hemingway in Cuba. Hilary Hemingway and Carlene Brennen. New York: Rugged Land, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL PS 3515 .E37 Z61718 2003
  • Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century: The Travel Diary of Joseph J. Dimock. ed. by Louis A. Perez. Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1763 .D56 1998.
  • Invención de la Habana. Emma Alvarez-Tabío Albo. Barcelona: Editorial Casiopea, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: PQ 7372 .A48 2000
  • La isla de Cuba: primera parte. J.B. Rosemond de Beauvallon. Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1763 .R818 2002
  • Last Dance in Havana: The Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution. Eugene Robinson. New York; London: Free Press, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: F1765.3 .R63 2004
  • El libro de oro: Cuba. textos de Renato Recio, Eduardo Jiménez y Milena Recio. Florencia, Italia: Editrice Bonechi; La Habana, Cuba: Editorial José Martí; Distribuido por Empresa Ediciones Cubanas, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .R43 1999
  • Looking at Cuba: Essays on Culture and Civil Society. Rafael Hernandez; transl. by Dick Cluster. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, c2003.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Manuel Altolaguirre en La Habana, (1939-1943). Antonio Hens Porras. El Vedado, Ciudad de la Habana: Ediciones Unión, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: PQ 6601 .L75 Z678 2004
  • Mi Habana querida. crónicas de Fernando Dávalos; fotos de Arnaldo Santos. [La Habana, Cuba]: Editorial SI-MAR, c1999.
    Location; H-T LAL: F 1799 .H34 D39 1999
  • Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba. Christopher P. Baker. Washington, D.C.: Adventure Press/National Geographic, c2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .B34 2001
  • Mis tres adioses a Cuba: diario de dos viajes. Ani Mestre. Miami, Fla,: Ediciones Universal, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .M48 1999
  • My Kind of Place: Travel Stories From a Woman Who’s Been Everywhere. Susan Orlean. New York: Random House, c2004.
    Location: H-T Stacks: G465 .O75 2004
  • New Year in Cuba: Mary Gardner Lowell’s Travel Diary, 1831-1832. edited with an introduction by Karen Robert. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society; Northeastern University Press, c2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1763 .L69 2003
  • Le peuple cubain aux prises avec son histoire: qué Viva Cuba! Michèle Villanueva. Paris: Harmattan, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .V55 2004
  • The Reader’s Companion to Cuba. San Diego; London: Harcourt Brace & Co., c1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1763 .R43 1997
  • Real Life in Castro’s Cuba. Catherine Moses. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, c2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .M68 2000
  • Six Days in Havana. James A. Michener. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1799.H34 M5 1989
  • This is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives. Ben Corbett. Cambridge, Mass.: Westview Press, c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: HN 203.5 .C67 2002
  • Trading With the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro’s Cuba. Tom Miller. New York: Atheneum; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1992.
    Location; H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .M55 1992
  • Viaje a los ínferos americanos: por tierras de México, Venezuela y Cuba. Agapito Maestre. Madrid: Tecnos, c2003.
    Location; H-T LAL: F 1409.3 .M338 2003
  • Waiting for Fidel. Christopher Hunt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1765.3 .H86 1998

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Stone Center for Latin American Studies to Host 10th Annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 10th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on January 27, 2018. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 20, 2018, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Jimmy Huck at jhuck@tulane.edu.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Apply for the Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-16 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

PROGRAM COST: $3,500
The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

PROGRAM APPLICATION
Those interested in applying must be a K-16 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-16 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

PROPOSED ITINERARY – 15 DAYS

Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
Day 2 – HAVANA
Havana Vieja Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit arte corte, a barber shop and hair-dressing school in the Santo Angel neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center. Presentation on AfroCuban dance with musical expert Cari Diez; opportunity to interact with the musicians and staff.
Day 3 – HAVANA
Lecture with Professor Alfredo Prieto on Cuba Since the Special Period. Curriculum development workshop. Visit the Cuba Council of Churches to meet local people and participate in a seminar about the organization’s work in the areas of youth, agriculture, social welfare, and international communications.
Day 4 – HAVANA
Walking tour of Calle Obispo in the morning with Professor Rafael Hernández. Meet the instructors and students of La Colmenita, an after-school program that uses song and dance performance as a social development tool.
Day 5 – HAVANA
Presentation by Professor Isabel Rigol on current challenges facing Havana’s effort to preserve its architecture and heritage. Visit to the Escuelas Nacional de Arte and meet with students and faculty. Evening walk and visit to the Cañonazo at the Morro.
Day 6 – VINALES
Day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Viñales for landscape and village exploration. Explore the mountainous magotes and visit and meet local tobacco farmers working in their fields and storehouses. At the Casa del Veguero we’ll have an introduction to tobacco farming and tobacco production. Visit with locals in the town of Viñales; lunch will be a community event shared with local families, followed by a visit to a children’s art center.
Day 7 – ALAMAR
Visit to an Organipónico (urban agrarian farm) in Alamar to explore sustainable farming in Cuba and learn about Cuban cuisine from local gardeners and Noel Pina, the manager of the garden. After lunch explore the community project Muraleando, where local artists have been changing a downtrodden neighborhood into a living work of art.
Day 8 – HAVANA/JAIMANITAS
Visit to Cementerio Colón and interact with the dozens of pilgrims who line up daily at the tomb of Amelia Goyri, said to grant miracles. Continue on to the Plaza de la Revolución. Lunch and afternoon visit to workshop of ceramic artist, José Fuster, who has turned his neighborhood into a unique, whimsical work of public art. Curriculum development in the evening.
Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
Day 10 – TRINIDAD
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff. Meet with local entrepreneur David Alamar, owner of a private paladar (Davimart) to discuss cuentaproprismo in Cuba.
Day 11 – CIENFUEGOS
We will head to Cienfuegos, a town known for its architectural beauty which reveals its French colonial roots. Visit the Beny More School of Art that trains students in the visual and musical arts and is one of the top ten middle-level art schools in Cuba.
Day 12 – HAVANA
We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today. In the afternoon, we will visit the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator.
Day 13 – PLAYA GIRON (Site of Bay of Pigs), Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village.
Day 14 – HAVANA
Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at dwolteri@tulane.edu or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.