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Cuban Studies Bibliography

The Humanities

  • The Aesthetics of Cuban Cinema: The Emancipatory Role of the Arts In The Cuban Social Whole (Marxism). Oscar Enrique Quiros. Ph.D., 1993: University of Kansas.
  • Afro-Cuban Religious Transformation: A Comparative Study Of Lucumi Religion And The Tradition Of Lucumi Religion And The Tradition Of Spirit Belief. Beatriz Morales. Ph.D., 1990: City University of New York.
  • Anatomía del proceso folklórico: The “Folkloricazation” of Afro-Cuban Religious Performance in Cuba. Katherine Johanna Hagedorn. Ph.D., 1995: Brown University.
  • Arsenio Rodriguez: A Black Cuban Musician in the Dance Music Milieus of Havana, New York City, and Los Angeles (California). Garcia, David Fernando. Ph.D., 2003: City University Of New York.
  • Asho Orisha (Clothing Of The Orisha): Material Culture As Religious Expression In Santeria. Clark, Mary Ann. Ph.D., 1999: Rice University.
  • Belief and Power in Contemporary Cuba: The Dialogue Between Santeria Practitioners and Revolutionary Leaders. Ivor Lynn Miller. Ph.D., 1995: Northwestern University.
  • The Braids of the Virgin: Taino Roots of the Early Cult of La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre in Cuba. Poviones-Bishop, Maria del Pilar. M.A., 2002: Florida International University.
  • A Cuban Convent in The Age of Enlightened Reform: The Observant Franciscan Community of Santa Clara of Havana, 1768-1808. Clune, John James, Jr. Ph.D., 1997: Louisiana State University And Agricultural & Mechanical College.
  • La cultura contestataria en Cuba revolucionaria: cuento y cine (1959-1993). Jose Bernardo Alvarez, IV. Ph.D., 1996: Arizona State University.
  • Cultural Change in Postrevolutionary Cuba. Julie Marie Bunck. Ph.D., 1988: University of Virginia.
  • Culture and Economy in Cuba’s Transition: An Anthropological Perspective. Bretches, Dale Allen. Ph.D., 2000: University Of California, San Diego.
  • Daniel James: A Cold War Correspondent in Latin America (Cuba). Albert Arthur Ortiz. Ph.D., 1988: Washington State University.
  • Digital Dilemma: New Media Relations in Contemporary Cuba. Venegas, Cristina M. Ph.D., 2000: University Of Southern California.
  • La doble magia: teatro y religión en Cuba en el siglo XX. Luis Linares-Ocanto. Ph.D., 1997: University of Iowa.
  • Evolution of Cultural Policy in Cuba: From the Fall of Batista to the Padilla Case. Roger Alan Reed. Ph.D., 1989: Universite de Geneve (Switzerland).
  • Ethnography of Rumba: Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba. Yvonne Laverne Payne Daniel. Ph.D., 1989: University of California, Berkeley.
  • Ethno-Aesthetic Description and Political Interpretation of Selected Spanish Caribbean Prints from 1950 to 1980. Collazo-Matos, Aristides. Ph.D., 1997: New York University.
  • Film and Ideology: History, Realism and Genre Expectations. John David Hess. Ph.D., 1991: Indiana University.
  • Framing of Hegemonic Ideology: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of News as Discourse (Korea, Cuba, United States, KAL-007). Yon-Jong Kim. Ph.D., 1992: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
  • Four French Travelers Converge on Cuba: Testimonials, Authorship and Conceptualization of Otherness (Etienne Michel Masse, Ernest Duvergier De Hauranne, Jean-Jacques Ampere, Adolphe Granier De Cassagnac). Joseph, Yvon. Ph.D., 2004: City University Of New York.
  • From Varela to Marti: Four Nineteenth Century Cuban Emigré Newspapers. Eileen Marie McGovern. Ph.D., 1990: Temple University.
  • Fundación de una nueva escritura: las crónicas de Jose Martí (Escritura, Modernism, Cuba). Susana R. Rotker. Ph.D., 1989: University of Maryland, College Park.
  • ‘Hasta la victoria siempre’: Birthing Cuban Feminist Theology. Suarez, Margarita Mary Wenceslaa. Ph.D., 2002: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary With Northwestern University.
  • Influencia de los Estado Unidos en el pensamiento de Jose Martí. Isabel Rodriguez Perez. M.A., 1990: McGill University (Canada).
  • Iyesa: Afro-Cuban Music and Culture in Contemporary Cuba. Delgado, Kevin Miguel. Ph.D., 2001: University Of California, Los Angeles.
  • Literacy and Ideology in Cuba’s Special Period. Vocke, Karen Shaffer. Ph.D., 2001: The University Of Toledo.
  • Making Popular Music in Cuba: A Study of the Cuban Institutions of Musical Production and the Musical Life of Santiago de Cuba. James Lawrence Robbins. Ph.D., 1990: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Myth and Rationality: Imagining the Socialist Nation in Post-Revolutionary Cuban and Hungarian Literary and Filmic Narratives. Patricia Denice Fox. Ph.D., 1996: Stanford University.
  • Negotiating Africanness in National Identity: Studies in Brazilian and Cuban Cinema. de Lourenco, Cileine Isabel. Ph.D., 1998: The Ohio State University.
  • The Origin, Development and Processes of Teatro Escambray in Cuba, 1968-1985 (Collective Living). Alma Villegas. Ph.D., 1994: New York University.
  • Planning for Sustainable Tourism in Old Havana, Cuba. Rohr, Elizabeth Ann. M.A., 1997: Carleton University (Canada).
  • Practicing Santeria, Performing the Self: The Social Construction of Subjectivity in Humans and Gods in an Afro-Cuban Religion. Mason, Michael Atwood. Ph.D., 1997: Indiana University.
  • Race, Gender, And Humanism In Cuba’s Socialist Theater. Toni Trives. Ph.D., 1990: University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Radio Taíno and the Globalization of the Cuban Culture Industries. Hernandez-Reguant, Ariana. Ph.D., 2002: The University Of Chicago.
  • Reinventing the Revolution: Artistic Public Spheres and the State in Contemporary Cuba. Fernandes, Sujatha. Ph.D., 2003: The University Of Chicago.
  • Re-Viewing the Tropical Paradise: Afro-Caribbean Women Filmmakers. Ebrahim, Haseenah. Ph.D., 1998: Northwestern University.
  • Sect and Party: Religion Under Revolution in Cuba (Seventh-Day Adventist Church). Caleb Rosado. Ph.D., 1985: Northwestern University.
  • The Sense of Universality in Contemporary Latin American Drama (Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Cuba, Brazil). Carlos Sanchez Delgado. M.A., 1986: California State University, Fullerton.
  • The Trade of an Afro-Cuban Religious Drummer: Felipe Garcia Villamil. Teresa Maria Velez. Ph.D., 1996: Wesleyan University.
  • Towards a “Third” and “Imperfect” Cinema: A Theoretical and Historical Study of Filmmaking in Latin America. Ana M. López. Ph.D., 1986: The University of Iowa.
  • The Unbaptized Earth: Ana Mendieta and the Performance of Exile (Earthworks). Jane Marie Blocker. Ph.D., 1994: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Viewing Political Selves in Film: A Comparative Reception Study of Cuban Films in Cuba and the United States. Amaya, Hector. Ph.D., 2003: The University Of Texas At Austin.
  • Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1947-1982. Lowery Stokes Sims. Ph.D., 1995: City University of New York.
  • Whatever Happened to the Jesuit Church of Old Havana? (Cuba). Werry, Stephen D. M.A., 2000: Concordia University (Canada), 2000.

The Social Sciences

  • Alliance Politics in Escalating Conflict: The Soviet Union and Cuba in Angola, 1974-1991. Scott Christopher Monje. Ph.D., 1995: Columbia University.
  • Anatomy Of A Failed Embargo: The Case Of The United States Sanctions Against Cuba. Donna Rich Kaploqitz. Ph.D., 1995: The Johns Hopkins University.
  • ‘And Your Grandmother? Where Is She?’: Reproducing Family, Race, And Nation In Cuba. Morrison, Karen Yvette. PhD, 2003: University Of Florida.
  • Architects Of Intervention: The United States, The Third World, And The Cold War, 1946-1961. Zachary Karabell. Ph.D., 1996: Harvard University.
  • The Bear In The Back Yard: Soviet Strategic Policy Toward The Caribbean, 1920 To 1986. Timothy Francis Ashby. Ph.D., 1986: University of Southern California.
  • A Case Study of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Carter Administration and Angola. George Vandergriff Wright. Ph.D., 1987: University of Leeds (United Kingdom).
  • Changing Policies and Learning Lessons: Peasants, the State, and Cuban Socialism, 1959-1993. Jennifer J. Dugan Abbassi. Ph.D., 1994: University of California, Riverside.
  • Chinese, Cuban, and Iranian Non-Alignment Strategies in a Comparative Perspective. Houman Ahmad Sadri. Ph.D., 1993: University of Virginia.
  • A Comparison of HIV Programs in Cuba and the United States. Ingrid Lissette Sanchez. M.S.W., 1996: California State University, Long Beach.
  • Conceptualizations of Factors Influencing Career Choices of Cuban Youth During Times of Economic Instability. Kaye, Merianne Davis. Ph.D., 2002: The University Of Connecticut.
  • Counterpoints: Black Masculinities, Sexuality, and Self-Making in Contemporary Cuba. Allen, Jafari Sinclaire. Ph.D., 2003: Columbia University.
  • Creating Paradise: The Cuban-American Struggle for Control of Cuba’s Economic Development, 1944-1952. Javier Figueroa. Ph.D., 1988: The University of Connecticut.
  • Crisis Politics: The Carter Administration and Soviet Troops in Cuba, 1979 (Foreign Policy). Gloria Charmian Duffy. Ph.D., 1991: Columbia University.
  • Cuba and the Grenada Revolution: The Impact and Limits of Cuban International Aid Programs (Volumes I and II). John Walton Cotman. Ph.D., 1992: Boston University.
  • Cuba in a Changing World. Leroy A. Binns. Ph.D., 1994: The Union Institute.
  • Cuba: Soviet Surrogate or Maverick Ally? Peter John Shearman. Ph.D., 1987: University of Kansas.
  • The Cuban Insurrection Declassified: Strategy and Politics in Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement, 1957-1959. Sweig, Julia Ellen. Ph.D., 1999: The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Cuban-Mexican Relations During The Castro Era: A Historical Analysis. Adolfo Leyva de Varona. Ph.D., 1994: University of Miami.
  • The Cuban Municipal Assembly: Local Representative Government Under Socialism. Peter Abe Roman. Ph.D., 1994: Princeton University.
  • Cuban Policy in Africa: The Limits of the Proxy Model (Angola, Ethiopia). Maqsud Ulhasan Nuri. Ph.D., 1990: University of South Carolina.
  • Cuban Youth and Revolutionary Values: Allá en la lucha. Blum, Denise Frances. Ph.D., 2002: The University Of Texas At Austin.
  • Culture and Economy in Cuba’s Transition: An Anthropological Perspective. Bretches, Dale Allen. Ph.D., 2000: University Of California, San Diego.
  • Daniel James: A Cold War Correspondent in Latin America (Cuba). Albert Arthur Ortiz. Ph.D., 1988: Washington State University.
  • El delito de sustracción de cosa propia de utilidad social a su específica destinación socioeconómica; The Crime of Deprivation of Property of Social Quality from its Specific Socioeconomic Destination. Blanca Celia Suay Hernandez. J.D., 1989: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).
  • Dependency, Development and Underdevelopment: A Study of the Economic and Political Relations Involving the United States, The Soviet Union and Cuba. Patricia Ruffin. Ph.D., 1986: New School for Social Research.
  • Dependent Revolution: The United States and Radical Change in Bolivia and Cuba (Intervention, Foreign Policy). Jennifer Leigh Bailey. Ph.D., 1990: University of Denver.
  • Difficulties Faced by the Socialist LDC with High Commodity Concentration and Export Revenue Instability: A Case Study from Cuba. Glenna Lynn Sumner. Ph.D., 1993: The University of Oklahoma.
  • The Dynamics of Cuban Housing Policy. Jill Mae Hamberg. Ph.D., 1994: Columbia University.
  • The Dynamics of Latin American Insurgencies: 1956-1986 (Venezuela, Peru, Cuba, El Salvador). Jeffrey John Ryan. Ph.D., 1989: Rice University.
  • Economic Independence: Concepts and Strategies, A Theoretical Investigation and an Empirical Case Study. Eqbal Al-Rahmani. Ph.D., 1988: University of New Hampshire.
  • Elements of Decision-Making During the 1961 Bay of Pigs Action (Cuba, Kennedy). Edwin Earl Anderson, Jr. M.A., 1989: San Jose State University.
  • Explaining the Hostility of Third World Revolutionary States Toward the United States: The Cases of Cuba, Iran, and Nicaragua. Robert S. Snyder, Jr. Ph.D., 1993: The University of Michigan.
  • External Influence and Basic Needs Performance: A Comparison of Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Lynn Williams Whitlock. Ph.D., 1996: University of Georgia.
  • The Flight from Never-Never Land: A History of Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program. Victor Andres Triay. Ph.D., 1995: The Florida State University.
  • From Capitalism to Socialism: The Character and the Extent Of Cuba’s Economic and Political Dependency on the United States and on the Soviet Union, 1900-1980. Jean Landri Leroy. Ph.D., 1985: University of Pennsylvania.
  • From Social Movement to State in Cuba, 1952-1966. Linger, Eloise. Ph.D., 1999: New School For Social Research.
  • From Varela to Martí: Four Nineteenth Century Cuban Emigré Newspapers. Eileen Marie McGovern. Ph.D., 1990: Temple University.
  • Fundación de una nueva escritura: las crónicas de Jose Martí (Escritura, Modernism, Cuba). Susana R. Rotker. Ph.D., 1989: University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Gender, Race, and Class in Urban Trinidad: Representations in the Construction and Maintenance of the Gender Order, 1950-1980. Pasley, Victoria Mary. Ph.D., 1999: University Of Houston.
  • Global Change and Paradigm Crisis: The Renovation of Left Discourse in Cuba and Mexico. Edward Joseph Mccaughan. Ph.D., 1995: University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Guantanamo Bay: The United States Naval Base and its Relationship with Cuba. Mary Ellene Chenevey McCoy. Ph.D., 1995: The University of Akron.
  • High Physical Life Quality in Poor Countries: The Cases of Cuba and Jamaica. Kathy B. Harris. D.P.A., 1986: University of Georgia.
  • History Missing: Cuba, the New Left and the Origins of Latin American Solidarity in the United States, 1955-1963. Van E. Gosse. Ph.D., 1992: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
  • Initial American Responses to Fidel Castro, 1957-1959 (Castro Fidel, Cuba, Media). David Robert Jenkins. Ph.D., 1992: The University of Texas at Austin.
  • An Inquiry into Political Repression: Revolutionary Cuba and Nicaragua As Comparative Cases. Kathleen A Mahoney-Norris. Ph.D., 1996: University of Denver.
  • The Iron Fist and the Invisible Hand: A Case Study in the Economics of Totalitarianism (Cuba). Shiffman, Gary Mark. Ph.D., 2002: George Mason University.
  • Issues in the Study of Afro-Creoles: Afro-Cuban and Gullah. Tometro Hopkins. Ph.D., 1992: Indiana University.
  • Jose Martí: su concepto de la clase obrera. Juan Eugenio Mestas. Ph.D., 1985: State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  • Literacy Initiatives in National Development: A Critical Analysis. Mariama Sarr Ceesay. Ph.D., 1987: University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • *Lands of Rebellion: Oriente and Escambray Encountering Cuban State Formation, 1934–1974 / Swanger, Joanna Beth. Ph.D., 1999: The University Of Texas At Austin.
  • Mass Migration, Nonviolent Social Action, and the Cuban Raft Exodus, 1959-1994: An Analysis of Citizen Motivation and International Politics. Holly Ackerman. Ph.D., 1996: University of Miami.
  • A Matter of Perspective: United States Policy Toward the Caribbean Basin During the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations,1961-1965. John Daniel Coats. Ph.D., 1995: Texas A&M University.
  • Mexican Foreign Policy Toward Cuba and its Impact on U.S.-Mexican Relations, 1970-1982 (United States). Raymond J. Graves. Ph.D., 1985: University of Miami.
  • Nationalism, Revolution and Narcotics Trafficking in Latin America (Colombia, Peru, Cuba). John Michael Robertson. Ph.D., 1993: University of Virginia.
  • On The Pursuit of a Nuclear Development Capability: The Case of the Cuban Nuclear Program. Benjamin-Alvarado, Jonathan Calvert. Ph.D., 1998: University Of Georgia.
  • Once Upon a Revolution: Women Coming of Age and Growing Older in Castro’s Cuba. Alonso, Araceli. Ph.D., 2002: The University Of Wisconsin — Madison.
  • ‘‘Orunile,’ Heaven is Home:’ Afrolatino Diasporas in Africa and the Americas (Nigeria, Cuba, Brazil). Otero, Solimar. Ph.D., 2002: University Of Pennsylvania.
  • People Pressure: Strategic Engineered Migration as an Instrument of Statecraft and the Rise of the Human Rights Regime (Cuba, Haiti, Korea, Serbia). Greenhill, Kelly M. Ph.D., 2004: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.
  • Perestroika and the Politics of the Revolutionary Left in Latin America (Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Soviet Union, Communism). Stephen Raymond Pelletier. Ph.D., 1991: University of Massachusetts.
  • Planning For Sustainable Tourism in Old Havana, Cuba. Rohr, Elizabeth Ann. M.A., 1997: Carleton University (Canada)
  • The Political Dynamics of the Cuban Migration to the United States, 1959-1980 (Refugees, Mariel, Camarioca, Revolution). Felix Roberto Masud-Piloto. Ph.D., 1985: The Florida State University.
  • The Political Economy of Economic and Food Policy Reform in the Third World Social Countries (Economic Reform, Mozambique, Cuba, Vietnam, Nicaragua). Peter Utting. Ph.D., 1990: University of Essex (United Kingdom).
  • Political-Military Relations Under a Revolutionary Regime: The Case of Cuba. Walker, Phyllis Greene. Ph.D., 1998: Georgetown University.
  • Political Transitions and the Uses of Public Education: Universal Schooling in Cuba and Peru. Laymon, Steven E. Ph.D., 1999: The University Of Chicago.
  • Playing Hardball: Constructions of Cuban Identity. Carter, Thomas F. Ph.D., 2000: The University Of New Mexico.
  • Politics and Conciencia in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1984 (Communist Party, Caribbean, Trade Unions, Working Class, Socialism). Marifeli Perez-Stable. Ph.D., 1985: State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  • Politics and Paradox in the Liberalization of a Command Economy: The Case of Cuba’s Free Peasant Markets, 1980-1986. Jonathan Rosenberg. Ph.D., 1992: University of Californai, Los Angeles.
  • Politics and Social Structure in Revolutionary Cuba: From the Demise of the Old Middle Class to the Rise of the New Professionals (Education, Interest Groups, Institutions, Workers, Economics). Frank Thomas Fitzgerald. Ph. D., 1985: State Univesity of New York at Binghampton.
  • Politics, Games and Culture: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Politcal Mobilization by Revolutionary Elites in Iran, Kampuchea, and Cuba. Gregory Frank Rose. Ph.D., 1987: The University of Texas at Austin.
  • The Politics of Transition to Socialism in Cuba and North Korea. Hyuk-Bum Kwon. Ph.D., 1990: University of Massachusetts.
  • The Politics of Workers’ Control in Cuba, 1959-1983: The Work Center and the National Arena. Linda Olsen Fuller. Ph.D., 1985: University of California, Berkeley.
  • Presidential Television in the Reagan Era: Network Coverage of Cuba’s Role in the Central American Conflict, 1981-1984 (Television). Alicia Maria Torres. Ph.D., 1989: The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Problems of Rural Change in Latin America: A Comparative View (Cuba, Caribbean). Sonia Shura Diaz-Garcia. Ph.D., 1991: University of California, Berkeley.
  • The Psychoanalytics of Oppression: The Colonizer and the Colonized in Three Antislavery Works of Cuba. Gregg Owen Courtad. Ph.D., 1996: University of Cincinnati.
  • Race and the Cuban Revolution: The Impact of Cuba’s Intervention in Angola. Adams, Henley Christopher. Ph.D., 1999: The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill.
  • Radio Martí: A Study of U.S. International Broadcasting Policy and Government Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas (Cuba, United States). Timothy A. Gallimore. Ph.D., 1992: Indiana University.
  • The Race Question: Racial Hierarchy and the State in Post-Revolutionary Cuba. Sawyer, Mark Q. Ph.D., 1999: The University Of Chicago.
  • Regime Crisis and the Reconstitution of Civil Society: Cuba in Comparative Perspective. Espinosa, Juan Carlos. Ph.D., 2001: University Of Miami.
  • Producing the Nation: Mothering And Making Ends Meet In Cuba. Burwell, Rebecca Christine. Ph.D., 2004: Loyola University Of Chicago.
  • The Revolution Question: Feminism in Cuba, Chile, and El Salvador Compared (1952-1999). Shayne, Julia Denise. Ph.D., 2000: University Of California, Santa Barbara.
  • The Rhetorical Uses of the Authorizing Figure: Fidel Castro and Jose Marti (Cuba). Donald Everett Rice. Ph.D., 1990: The University of Iowa.
  • The Role of Extension in the Cuban Agricultural Knowledge and Information System: The Case of Havana City Province. Carrasco, Eva Alejandrina. Ph.D., 2001: Iowa State University.
  • Sanctions and Reinforcement in Strategic Relationships: Carrots and Sticks, Compellence and Deterrence. Amini, Gitty Madeline Ph.D., 2001: University Of California, Los Angeles.
  • Sequence in Revolution: A Preliminary Test of Classic and Modern Theory (Stages). Carolyn Hatch Myers. Ph.D., 1985: University of Kansas.
  • Sexual Behavior of Adolnescents in Two Caribbean States: Cuba and Jamaica. Stallworth, JoAna Magdalena Dodson. Ph.D., 2002: The University Of Alabama At Birmingham.
  • Socioeconomic Models and the Impacts of a Small Socialist Economy on an Industrialized Society: The Cases of Cuba and the U.S.S.R. in Historical Perspective (Soviet Union, International Trade). Pedro Fernando Pellet. Ph.D., 1986: University of Miami.
  • Soviet-Latin American Studies from the Cuban Revolution to the “New Thinking”, 1961-1991. Margarita Mercedes Balmaceda. Ph.D., 1996: Princeton University.
  • The State and Revolution in Cuba, 1920-1940: From Oligarchic Rule to Populism. Robert Walker Whitney. Ph.D., 1997: Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada).
  • The State, Bureaucracy, and Politics: Administrative Reform in Cuba. Sheryl Lea Lutjens. Ph.D., 1987: University of California, Berkeley.
  • The Social Impact of Tourism: Considerations of the Cuban Case. Kozak, Kim Eleanor. MA, 2003: Dalhousie University (Canada).
  • This is not Cuba: Representing Castro in the United States. Bernell, David Allen. Ph.D., 1998: The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Toward a Theory of Postrevolutionary Social Change: A Six Nation Comparative Study (Algeria, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Sudan). M. T. Naimi. Ph.D., 1985: Washington State University.
  • Towards a Sociological Understanding of Human Rights Abuse. The Intersection of International Pressure and Internal Politics: Human Rights Abuse Patterns in Cuba, El Salvador And Nicaragua. Gomez, Mayra. Ph.D., 2001: University Of Minnesota.
  • Transition or Survival? An Analysis off Cuba’s Post-Soviet Economic Reforms. Gonzalez-Corzo, Mario A. Ph.D., 2003: Rutgers The State University Of New Jersey — Newark.
  • Understanding Effective Political Leadership in the Third World-an Alternative Approach: The Cases of Fidel Castro and Indira Gandhi. Festus Brotherson, Jr. Ph.D., 1985: University of California, Los Angeles.
  • The United States Confronts Change in Latin America (Policy, Third World, Dominican Republic, Chile, Cuba, Grenada, Nicaragua, El Salvador). David T. Jervis. Ph.D., 1985: Temple University.
  • United States Counterinsurgency Policy in Latin America: Its Origins, Methods And Effects (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Chile). Geraldine Mazzie Griffin. M.A., 1986: Southern Connecticut State University.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Authoritarian Third World Regimes: A Pattern and a Case Study (United States, Cuba, Iran, Ethiopia). Osita George Afoaku. Ph.D., 1991: Washington State University.
  • United States Foreign Policy Towards Cuba and Prospects for Democratisation. Paul Long. M.A, 1995: McGill University (Canada).
  • Voices from the Distance: Radio Marti and the (Pen)Insular Construction of Cuban Identity. Diana Saco. M.A., 1992: Florida Atlantic University.
  • Women and Power Structures in Cuba and Nicaragua. Kelly Saxberg. M.A., 1989: The University of Manitoba (Canada).
  • Women in Development: A Study of Access to Education and Work in Tanzania and Cuba, 1960-1980. Sandra Carter Jackson. Ph.D., 1987: University of California, Berkeley.
  • World System and Export Economies: A Comparative Analysis of Cuba and Taiwan (China). Manjur E. Karim. Ph.D., 1990: Kansas State University.

Healthcare and the Sciences

  • An Analysis of the Clinical Outcome of a Cohort of Mentally Ill Cuban Entrants from the Mariel Boatlift of 1980 (Refugees). Thomas Howard Bornemann. Ed.D., 1988: University of San Francisco.
  • Caring for Them from Birth to Death: The Ethics, Ideologies, Values, and Practices Of Cuban Medicine. Perez, Christina. Ph.D., 2004: Loyola University Of Chicago.
  • Contrasting Two Comparative Environmental Risk Assessments of Cuba Before and During the Special Period. Maal-Bared, Rasha. M.Sc., 2000: Dalhousie University (Canada).
  • Demography of Cuban Bird Communities in the Nonbreeding Season: Effects of Forest Type, Resources, and Hurricane. Wallace, George E. Ph.D., 1998: University Of Missouri — Columbia.
  • The Fisheries of the Cuban Insular Shelf: Culture, History, and Revolutionary Performance. Ian Thomas Joyce. Ph.D., 1996: Simon Fraser University (Canada).
  • The Ideological Determinants of Mental Health Programs and Practices: The Case of Cuba. Daniel Gonzalez-Dobles. Ph.D., 1989: University of South Carolina.
  • Mapping Disease and Desire: Gender and Perception of HIV Risk at the Turn of the Millennium in Havana, Cuba (Immune Deficiency). Pope, Cynthia Kay. Ph.D., 2003: The University Of Arizona.
  • Medicine in the Special Period: Treatment-Seeking Behaviours in Post-Soviet Cuba. Spack, Tracey Lee. Ph.D., 2001: University Of Alberta (Canada).
  • Only Ninety Miles Away: A Narrative History of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Kennedy Administration, Cold War). Robert Anthony Waters, Jr. Ph.D., 1994: The University of Mississippi.
  • People and Forests in Development: Perspectives from Cuba. Gina M.L. Lahaye. M.A., 1996: Saint Mary’s University (Canada).
  • Primary Health Care and Planning in Cuba and Costa Rica. Priscilla Rivas. Ph.D., 1988: Cornell University.
  • Property Regimes, Technology, and Environmental Degradation in Cuban Agriculture (Farms, Cooperatives). Hector R. Saez. Ph.D., 1997: University of Massachusetts.
  • Risk Factors for Dengue Infection During the 1997 Cuban Epidemic. Duran Garcia, Rosa Margarita. Ph.D., 2002: The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Socialism, Health and Medicine in Cuba: A Critical Re-Appraisal. Crabb, Mary Katherine. Ph.D., 2001: Emory University.
  • Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala and Cuba: A Theory of Agenda-Setting in Development Policy. Pamela Jean Stricker. Ph.D., 1996: University of California, Riverside.
  • Symbolic Politics and Health Policy: Cuba as a “World Medical Power”. Julie Margot Feinsilver. Ph.D., 1989: Yale University.




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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

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.

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.

Please be advised that this itinerary is subject to change based on availability in Cuba. The itinerary below is the schedule from the 2017 institute.

  • 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
    Habana Vieja (Old Havana) Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit Muraleando Lawton, a community art project in the Lawton neighborhood of Havana. Hear from the founders of this project on how the 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.
  • Day 3 – HAVANA
    Lecture with Professor Carlos Alzugaray on Cuba Since the Special Period. Visit the elementary school Sergio Luis Ferriol in Habana Vieja. Connect with teachers and administrators about their experiences in the classroom.
  • Day 4 – HAVANA
    Visit the Museo Nacional de la Alfabetización (National Museum of the Literacy Campaign) and connect with members of the literacy brigade, teachers from the literacy campaign.
  • Day 5 – HAVANA
    Visit and explore Ernest Hemingway’s house. Have lunch in the infamous fishing village of Cojimar. In the afternoon, explore art by taking a tour of the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator then visit with artists at the Taller de Gráfica.
  • Day 6 – HERSHEY
    Day trip to the Hershey, Cuba and nature park. The site where famous chocolatier Milton Hershey developed his chocolate business by setting up sugar mills in the early 1900’s. Explore the natural side of Cuba in this country town.
  • Day 7 – HAVANA
    Learn about children’s literature and the book publishing business in Cuba by visiting Cuba’s national publisher UNEAC and hear first hand from children’s book authors. We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today.
  • Day 8 – HAVANA/REGLA
    Take the ferry across the bay in Havana to the town of Regla to learn about Afro-Cuban dance and music from musicologist Cari Diez and an Afro-Cuban dance performance group.
    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.
  • Day 11 – 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. Snorkel in the Bay of Pigs!
  • Day 12 – HAVANA
    Visit the U.S. Embassy and hear first-hand about the state of current relations between the U.S. and Cuba. In the afternoon, we head over to meet up with the famous hip-hop group, Obsesión to hear about their music and experience as hip-hop artists in Cuba.
    Take a day trip to Matanzas, the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore, we will explore the Triunvirato Plantation and the Castillo San Severino where we will hear about the history of slavery in Cuba. The rest of the afternoon we relax and explore the beautiful beaches of Varadero, a popular resort town covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula.
  • 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:

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