Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Cuban Studies Bibliography

  • Area Handbook for Cuba. [2d ed.] Washington: U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1976.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: F 1758.B55 1976
  • The Cambridge History of Latin America. edited by Leslie Bethell. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984. [11 vols.]
    Location: H-T LAL Ref (& LAL Stacks): F 1410 .C1834 1984
  • The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
    Location: H-T Stacks: PQ 7081 .A1 C35 1996
  • The Caribbean History Pocket Encyclopedia. Nadine C. Atkinson. Kingston, Jamaica: Arawak Publications, 2003.
    Location H-T LAL: F 2176 .A85 2003
  • The Caribbean Multilingual Dictionary of Flora, Fauna and Foods in English, French, French Creole and Spanish. Jeannette Allsopp. Kingston, Jamaica: Arawak Pub., 2003.
    Location H-T LAL: QK 225 .A45 2003
  • Caribbean World: A Complete Geography. Neil E. Sealey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
    Location H-T LAL Ref: F 2161 .S42 1992
  • Diccionario de la música cubana: biográfico y técnico. Helio Orovio. [ 2. ed.] La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: ML 106 .C8 O76 1992
  • Diccionario de la música española e hispanoamericana. director y coordinador general, Emilio Casares Rodicio. [Madrid]: Sociedad General de Autores y Editores. [See article entitled “Cuba,” pp. 247-274]
    Location: HT LAL Ref.: ML 315 .D53 1999 [10 vols.]
  • Diccionario de piropos populares cubanos. José Sánchez-Boudy. Florida: Universal Ediciones, 2003.
    Location H-T LAL: PC 4854 .C8 S235 2003
  • Diccionario ilustrado de voces eróticas cubanas: para entender la literatura cubana hoy. Marlene García & José Ramón Alonso; ilustra R. Tamayo. Madrid: Celeste Ediciones, c2001.
    Location H-T LAL: [in process: check catalog]
  • Dictionary of Afro-Latin American Civilization. Benjamin Nunez, with the assistance of the African Bibliographic Center. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: F1408.3 .N86
  • The Dictionary of Art. New York: Grove’s Dictionaries, 1996. [34 vols.] [12-pg. article on art and architecture, decorative arts; 7 additional. refs to other articles.]
    Location: H-T Ref: N 31 .D5 1996 [also available online via H-T Library Homepage]
  • The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean. Gunson, Phil.New York, NY: Academic Reference Division, Simon & Schuster, 1991.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: F2183 .G86 1991
  • Enciclopedia del arte en America. Buenos Aires: Bibliografica OMEBA, 1969, c1968 [5 vols.]
    [Vols 1-2: History: Cuba: pg. 307-330. Vols. 3-5: Biographies.]
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: N6501 .E5 1969
  • La enciclopedia de Cuba. San Juan, P. R. Enciclopedia y Clasicos Cubanos 1973.
    Location: H-T LAL: F1754 .E52 [vols. 1-9]
  • Enciclopedia económica de Cuba republicana. Guillermo Jiménez. Miami. Fla: Ediciones Universal, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 152.5 .J56 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture. edited by Luis Martínez-Fernández … [et al.]. Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood Press, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL Reference: F 1754 .E53 2003 [vols. 1-2]
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Art. edited by Jane Turner. London: Macmillan Reference Ltd.; New York: Grove’s Dictionaries, c2000.
    Location: HT LAL Ref.: N 6502 .E53 2000b
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, c1997
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: PQ 7081 .A1 E56 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003. edited by Daniel Balderston and Mike Gonzalez. New York: Routledge, 2004.
    Location: H-T LAL Reference: PQ 7081 .A1 E558 2004
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Barbara A. Tenenbaum, ed. in chief; New York: C. Scribner’s Sons; London: Simon & Schuster: Prentice Hall Int’l, c1996. [5 vols.]
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: F 1406 .E53 1996
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics. edited by Diana. Westport, Conn.; London: Oryx Press, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: F 1410 .E56 2002
  • English-Spanish Glossary of Environmental Terms and Abbreviations. Houston: Gulf Pub., c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: GE 10 .V37 1995
  • The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music. edited by Dale A. Olsen and Daniel E. Sheehy. New York: Garland Pub., 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: ML 199 .G36 2000
  • Handbook of Political Science Research on Latin America: Trends from the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: JA84.L3 H36 1990
  • Hispanic Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale Research, c1991.
    Location: H-T Ref / Biography: PQ7081.3 .H58 1991
  • Historical Dictionary of Cuba. Suchlicki, Jaime. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: F1754 .S83 2001
  • Latin American Art Directory. ( 2da ed) Buenos Aires: Arte al Día Internacional. (1996)
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: N 55 .L3 D57
  • Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary. Ficher, Miguel. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: ML 105 .F53 1996
  • Latin American Literature and its Times. Joyce Moss, Lorraine Valestuk. Detroit: Gale Group, c1999.
    Location: HT LAL Ref.: PQ 7081 .M625 1999
  • Latin American Labor Organizations. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: HD6530.5 .L38 1987
  • Political and Economic Encyclopedia of South America and the Caribbean. edited by Peter Calvert. Harlow, Essex, U.K.: Longman Group; Detroit, MI, USA: Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by Gale Research Co., c1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1410 .P69 1991
  • Political Parties of the Americas and the Caribbean: A Reference Guide. Harlow, Essex, U.K.: Longman, 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: JF 2011 .P59 1992
  • Vocabulario arquitectónico ilustrado. Mexico: Secretaria del Patrimonio Nacional, 1975.
    Location: H-T LAL Ref: NA31.M48 1975




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Upcoming Events

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The deadline to apply for the workshop is January 15, 2019.

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

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 15, 2019, 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 or Jimmy Huck.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Cost: $3300

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves. In collaboration with The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 8, 2019. In addition, supplemental materials are also needed by March 8th in order for application to be considered complete.

Applicants also have the option to fill out and submit an Adobe PDF version of the APPLICATION. Please submit this application and the supplemental materials via email to by March 8th, 2019.

Additional materials needed:

  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Sample lesson plan
  • $500 program deposit


  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation


  • Airfare to/from Miami: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.


Please email or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.