Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

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Cuban Studies Bibliography

Books

  • Adrift: The Cuban Raft People. Alfredo A. Houston, Tex.: Arte Publico Press, c2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 F4613 2000
  • Años críticos: del camino de la nación al camino del entendimiento. Enrique Ros. Miami, Fla.: Ediciones Universal, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .R586 1996
  • Los balseros cubanos: un estudio a partir de las salidas ilegales. Milagros Martinez , et al. La Habana : Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: JV 7371 .B35 1996
  • Bloqueo: el asedio económico más prolongado de la historia. Andrés Zaldívar Diéguez. La Habana: Capitán San Luis, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: [In Process as of 6-1-05; check Library Catalog]
  • Bibliography for the Mariel-Cuban Diaspora. Thomas D. Boswell and Manuel Rivero. Gainesville, Fla.: Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: Z 7164 .I3 B69 1988
  • CIA targets Fidel: Secret 1967 CIA Inspector General’s Report on Plots to Assassinate Fidel Castro. Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Ocean Press; New York, NY: Distributed in the U.S. by the Talman Co., c1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788.22 .C3 C49 1996
  • Can Governments Learn?: American Foreign Policy and Central American Revolutions. Lloyd S. Etheredge. New York: Pergamon Press, c1985.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 840 .E88 1985
  • Case Studies of U.S. Economic Sanctions: The Chinese, Cuban, and Iranian Experience. Hossein G. Askari … [et al.]. Westport, Conn.; London: Praeger, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: HF1604 .C27 2003
  • Canada, the United States, and Cuba: an Evolving Relationship. edited by Sahadeo Basdeo and Heather N. Nicol. Coral Gables, Fla.: North-South Center Press; Boulder, CO: Distributed by Lynne Rienner Pub., c2002.
    Location: HT LAL: E 183.8 .C9 C28 2002
  • The Closest of Enemies: a Personal and Diplomatic Account of U.S.-Cuban Relations Since 1957. Wayne S. Smith. New York: W.W. Norton, c1987.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 S64 1987
  • Confrontación Estados Unidos-Cuba. Tomás Diez Acosta. La Habana: Editora Política, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 D54 2003
  • Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Thomas G. Paterson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 P36 1994
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba. Mary Murray. Melbourne, Australia: Ocean Press; New York: Distributed by Talman Co., 1993.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .M87 1993
  • Cuba and the USA: A New World Order? Harry R. Targ. New York: International Publishers, c1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 T37 1992
  • Cuba and the United States: Ties of Singular Intimacy. Louis A. Perez, Jr [2nd ed.] Athens, Ga.; London: University of Georgia Press, c1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 P465 1997
  • Cuba / USA nacionalizaciones y bloqueo. Olga Miranda Bravo. La Habana, Cuba: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 4066 .M57 1996
  • Cuba: Assessing the Threat to U.S. Security. Edited by Adolfo Leyva de Varona. Miami: Endowment for Cuban American Studies, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .C813C93 2001
  • Cuba on My Mind: Journeys to a Severed Nation. Román de la Campa. London; New York: Verso, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 D4 2000
  • Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine: International Reactions. Joaquín Roy. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, c2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HT Latin American Library: KF 4678 .R69 2000
  • Cuban Anti-Americanism: Historical, Popular, and Official Mark Falcoff. [Chapter] IN: Understanding Anti-Americanism: Its Origins and Impact at Home and Abroad. edited with an introduction by Paul Hollander. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Cuban Balseros: Voyage of Uncertainty. Holly Ackerman and Juan M. Clark. Miami, FL: Policy Center of the Cuban American National Council, c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 A26 1995
  • The Cuban Embargo: The Domestic Politics of an American Foreign Policy. Patrick J. Haney & Walt Vanderbush. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, c2005.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Cuban Exile Movement: Dissidents or Mercenaries? Hernando Calvo, Katlijn Declercq; translated by Mary Todd. Melbourne; New York: Ocean Press, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .D57 2000
  • Cuban National Reconciliation. Task Force on Memory, Truth and Justice. Miami: Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, c2003.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Cuban Revolution and the United States: A Chronological History. Jane Franklin. Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Ocean; New York, NY, US: Distributed in the USA by the Talman Co., 1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 F73 1992
  • Dialogo del gobierno cubano y personas representativas de la comunidad cubana en el exterior, 1978. Fidel Castro. La Habana: Editora Politica, 1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: JV 7371 .C37 1994
  • Disidentes o mercenarios?: objetivo, liquidar la revolución cubana. [entrevistas realizadas por] Hernando Calvo Ospina, Katlijn Declercq. Madrid : SODEPAZ: Vosa, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .D57 1998
  • Dos siglos de diferendo entre Cuba y Estados Unidos. Miguel Antonio D’Estefano Pisani. La Habana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1776 .D47 2000
  • Emigración cubana actual. Ernesto Rodríguez Chavez. La Habana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1997, c1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 R64 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations. Thomas M. Leonard. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c2004.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Expropriation of U.S. Investments in Cuba, Mexico, and Chile. Eric N. Baklanoff. New York: Praeger, 1975.
    Location: Law Library: HG 5160.5 .A3 B34.
  • Familia, emigración y vida cotidiana en Cuba. Martín Fernández, Consuelo and Guadalupe Pérez. La Habana: Editora Política, 1998.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus. Mirta Ojito. New York: Penguin Press, 2005.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The Fractured Blockade: West European-Cuban Relations During the Revolution. edited by Alistair Hennessy and George Lambie. London: Macmillan, 1993.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .F67 1993
  • From Welcomed Exiles to Illegal Immigrants: Cuban Migration to the U.S., 1959-1995. Felix Roberto Masud-Piloto. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, c1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 640.5 .C9 M35 1996
  • Guantánamo: The Bay of Discord. Roger Ricardo; translated by Mary Todd. Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Ocean Press; New York, NY, USA: Distributed in the U.S. by Talman Co., c1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: VA 68 .G8 R53318 1994
  • Havana-Miami: The U.S.-Cuba Migration Conflict. Dr. Jesus Arboleya; translated by Mary Todd. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Ocean Press; New York: distributed in the United States by Talman Co., c1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 A74 1996
  • La inocencia de los balseros. Eduardo de Acha. Miami, FL, USA: Ediciones Universal, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 640.5 .C9 A32 1995
  • Island Under Siege: The U.S. Blockade of Cuba. Pedro Prada. Melbourne,Vic., Australia: Ocean Press, c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: HF 1500.5 .U5 P7 1995
  • The Limits of Hegemony: the United States and the Cuban Revolution. Thomas G. Paterson. Storrs, CT: Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Connecticut; Providence, RI: Center for Latin American Studies, Brown University; Amherst, MA: Latin American Studies Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1996.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 P37 1996
  • Looking at Cuba: Essays on Culture and Civil Society. Rafael Hernández; translated by Dick Cluster. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, c2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: JL 1010 .H4713 2003
  • The Lost Apple: Operation Pedro Pan, Cuban Children in the U.S., and the Promise of a Better Future. María de los Angeles Torres. Boston: Beacon Press, c2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 640.5 .C9 T67 2003
  • Los que se fueron. Luis Baez. Habana, Cuba: Editorial Jose Marti., c1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: JV 6127 .B33 1991
  • Miami, colonialismo y contrarrevolución: Cuba hoy, sus problemas y sus amenazas. Vladimir A. Ramirez. [2da. ed.] Miami, Fla.?: Editorial CIBE, Cooperativa de Informacion Iberoamericana, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 R34 1995
  • Mirar a Cuba: ensayos sobre cultura y sociedad civil. Hernández, Rafael. Publication: La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1999
    Location H-T LAL: JL 1010 .H47 1999
  • Las nacionalizaciones cubanas y el bloqueo de los Estados Unidos: una historia ajena a la Guerra Fría. Fernández Pérez, Serafín Seriocha. Madrid: Escuela Diplomática, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, 2000.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • The 1980 Cuban Boatlift. Alex Larzelere. Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 L36 1988
  • Propaganda and Reality: A Look at the U.S. Embargo against Castro’s Cuba. Adolfo Leyva De Varona; contributing editors, Rene J. Silva, Geoffrey P. Nyhart. Miami, FL: Cuban American National Foundation, 1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: HF 1500.5 .U5 L48 1994
  • Psywar on Cuba: the Declassified History of U.S. Anti-Castro Propaganda. edited by Jon Elliston. Melbourne; New York: Ocean Press, c1999.
    Location: HT LAL: E 183.8 .C9 P799 1999
  • Refugees: Cubans and Asians. [Chapter] IN: Other Immigrants: The Global Origins of the American People. / David M. Reimers. New York: New York University Press, c2005.
    Location: H-T Stacks: E 184 .A1 R4435 2005
  • ReMembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora. Andrea O’Reilly Herrera, editor. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 184 .C97 R39 2001
  • The Repositioning of U.S.-Caribbean Relations in the New World Order. edited by Ransford W. Palmer. Westport, Conn.: Praeger/Greenwood Publ., 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 2178 .U6 R46 1997
  • Salvar al mundo del terrorismo. José Luis Méndez. La Habana: Editora Política, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 6433 .C9 M46 2003
  • Searching for the Soul of American Foreign Policy: The Cuban Embargo and the National Interest. Horowitz, Irving Louis. Coral Gables, Fla.: Univ. of Miami, School of International Studies, Institute for Cuban & Cuban American Studies, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HF 1500.5 .U5U67 2000
  • Secret Missions to Cuba: Fidel Castro, Bernardo Benes, and Cuban Miami. Robert M. Levine. New York; Houndmills, England: Palgrave, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 L46 2001
  • The Secret War: CIA Covert Operations Against Cuba, 1959-1962. Fabian Escalante; translated by Maxine Shaw; edited by Mirta Muniz. Melbourne, Australia: Ocean; New York: Distr. in the U.S. by the Talman Company, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 E813 1995
  • A Strategic Flip-flop in the Caribbean: Lift the Embargo on Cuba. William Ratliff and Roger Fontaine. [Stanford, Calif.]: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HF 1500.5 .U5 R37 2000
  • Subject to Solution: Problems in Cuban-U.S. Relations. edited by Wayne S. Smith and Esteban Morales Dominguez. Boulder, Colo.: L. Rienner Publishers, 1988.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 S83 1988
  • Transition in Cuba: New Challenges for US Policy. a project of the Cuban Research Institute, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University. Miami, Fla.: Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, 1993.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1788 .T695 1993
  • U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century: a Follow-on Chairman’s Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. Bernard W. Aronson and William D. Rogers. New York, N.Y.: Council on Foreign Relations; [Washington: distr. by the Brookings Institution Press], c2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: E 183.8 .C9 U65 2001
  • The U.S. Embargo of Cuba. Suchlicki, Jaime. Miami: Univ. of Miami, School of International Studies, Institute for Cuban & Cuban American Studies (ICCAS), 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: HF 1500.5 .U5S834 2000
  • The United States and the Caribbean: Challenges of an Asymetrical Relationship. Anthony P. Maingot. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 2178 .U6 M33 1994
  • Yankee No!: Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations. Alan McPherson. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1418 .M373 2003

Articles

  • “Blessings of Liberty: The United States and the Promotion of Democracy in Cuba.” Schoultz, Lars. Journal of Latin American Studies, 2002, 34, 2, May, 397-425.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1401 .J62
  • “The Cuban Diaspora: A Comparative Analysis of the Search for Meaning among Recent Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans.” Bonnin, Rodolfo; Brown, Chris. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2002, 24, 4, Nov, 465-478.
    Location: H-T Stacks: RC 451.5 .H57H58
  • “Los Estados Unidos, a revolucao cubana e a contra-insurreicao.” Filho, Joao Roberto Martins. Revista de Sociologia e Política, 1999, 12, June, 67-82.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Exit, Voice, and Hostility in Cuba.” Colomer, Josep M. International Migration Review, 2000, 34, 2(130), summer, 423-442.
    Location: H-T LAL: JV 6001 .I54
  • “Fear and Loathing of Fidel Castro: Sources of US Policy toward Cuba.” Perez, Louis A , Jr. Journal of Latin American Studies, 2002, 34, 2, May, 227-254.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1401 .J62
  • “One Hundred Years of Ambiguity: U.S.-Cuba Relations in the 20th Century.” Horowitz, Irving Louis. National Interest, 2002, 67, spring, 58-64.
    Location: H-T Stacks: E 840 .N34
  • “The Political Fallacy of Baseball Diplomacy.” Carter, Thomas. Peace Review, 1999, 11, 4, Dec, 579-584.
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Present and Future in US-Cuba Relations: An Exercise in Analysis and Speculation.” Falcoff, Mark. Foro Internacional, 2003, 43, 3, July-Sept, 693-703.
    Location: H-T LAL: D 839 .F67
  • “The Two Helms-Burton Laws: Attitude Contrasts of the United States Toward the European Union and Toward Cuba.” Roy, Joaquin. Foro Internacional, 2003, 43, 3, July-Sept, 719-743.
    Location: H-T LAL: D 839 .F67

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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-12 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-12 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-12 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.