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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 Cubaâ’‘¬’”¢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 Cubaâ’‘¬’”¢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 Cubaâ’‘¬’”¢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, 1934â’‘¬‘€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 â’‘¬‘€œ 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 Cubaâ’‘¬’”¢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 Workersâ’‘¬’”¢ 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 Cubaâ’‘¬’”¢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 â’‘¬‘€œ 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 â’‘¬‘€œ 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 Maryâ’‘¬’”¢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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The Liberace of Lucha Libre: An Evening with American-born Mexican luchador Cassandro

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Join the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Newcomb Art Museum, Amigos de los Amigos, and krewedelusion in welcoming American-born Mexican luchador Saúl Armendáriz, or Cassandro, on Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 PM, in the Freeman Auditorium. Cassandro will speak about his personal story of growing up and training as a lucha libre in México. He became one of the first openly gay exóticos (a wrestler who dresses in a flamboyant style), and later he had the honor of being the first exótico to win a championship title.

Cassandro will speak about how he negotiated his gay identity and overcame adversity in the world of professional Mexican wrestling. He will also share his experiences outside of wrestling, as an LGBTQ activist, circuit speaker, and most recently as the subject of a feature documentary, Cassandro, The Exótico which received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018.

This event is free and open to the public. Parader and performer Antonio Garza will moderate.

For more information contact: New Orleans Center for the Gulf South via email, by phone (504-314-2889), or visit the event website.

Sponsored by: Newcomb Art Museum, Amigos de los Amigos, krewedelusion, and The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.

In Celebration of Black History Month and Carnaval: African and indigenous presence in Boricua culture

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In celebration of Black History Month, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is proud to kick off Mardi Gras Mambo with a lecture by curatorial assistant Ilyanette M. Bernabel entitled Carnaval: The African and Indigenous Presence in Boricua Culture on Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bernabel will be presenting the research of her exhibition Carnival in Puerto Rico: Connections to the Homeland. The exhibition explores carnival traditions in Puerto Rico and its connection to Africa. This lecture will focus on the Carnival masked characters called Vejigantes, their unique cultural history from Spain to the Caribbean island, and the infamous musical and dance styles of bomba y plena. The goal of the lecture is to bring awareness to the similarities of two cultures as they relate to the spiritual aspect of masking.

The lecture will be followed by a performance from The Bombazo Dance Company.

Photo: Vejigante mask (made out of coconut and branches) worn for Carnival in Loiza, Puerto Rico.

Master class and panel discussion of Azul at the Southern Rep Theatre

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The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, in collaboration with the Southern Rep Theatre, are proud to announce two events in celebration of the reopening of the Southern Rep Theatre and the spring premiere of the play Azul written by Christina Quintana, a New York-based writer with Cuban and Louisiana roots, and Estefanía Fadul, a Colombian-born, New Hampshire-raised, New York City-based director and producer. In this evocative new play, lifelong New Yorker Zelia struggles to center herself after the loss of her Cuban-born mother. As Zelia digs into her mother’s legacy, she learns of her tía-abuela, the great-aunt who remained in Cuba for the love of another woman. Echoes of the past inform Zelia’s own relationship with her wife and her struggle to place herself between worlds. A Master Class with Christina Quintana will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM. There will also be a Panel Discussion before the play at the Southern Rep Theatre on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The 13,000-square-foot former St. Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road has given Southern Rep Theatre a permanent home, something it had lost since leaving Canal Place. The history of the project and more information about the theatre space may be found in the New Orleans Advocate article Southern Rep finds new home in former church.

Southern Rep Theatre will be showing Azul beginning March 27 continuing through April 14, 2019. Group tickets will be available for classes or student organizations. Tickets will be available at a reduced price for students, educators and young professionals at the following prices:
  • All student rush tickets are $10 at the door with ID, plus box office fees = $13 (subject to availability)
  • All teacher tickets are available in advance or at the door (subject to availability) for $25 plus fees
  • All under-35 tickets (“young professionals”) are available in advance or at the door (subject to availability) for $25 plus fees

For more information about tickets, please contact Kaylene Torregrossa, Patron Services Coordinator at

Presented in partnership with the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival, a project of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in children's literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. Each webinar will feature a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. The books are appropriate for students in grades 7 – 12. Please read along with us this spring as we explore the world through these award-winning books. We encourage all readers to join in on the conversations each month and ask the author your own questions live.

Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2019ReadingAcrossCultures.

To register and learn more information about the Spring 2019 series, please visit:

Webinar Schedule

January 22, 2019
Middle East Book Award
The first webinar of the series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University and the Middle East Outreach Council. The webinar will explore the book, The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Joukhadar, winner of the 2018 Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature. The Map of Salt and Stars is part cartography, part poetry, and part call to action. The gripping narrative interweaves the journeys of two strong and intelligent female protagonists: Nour, a Syrian-American girl escaping the violence of the civil war, and Rawiya, a 12th-century girl who dresses as a boy to become apprentice to the famous mapmaker al-Idrisi. Beautifully written descriptions of Nour’s synesthesia help us understand her experiences in new ways.

February 15, 2019
Africana Book Award
This month’s book award is sponsored by the Africana Book Award. Please join us in learning more about the book, When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina. This fictionalized account of a student uprising that began in Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, unfolds through the first-person narratives of four young adults from different backgrounds whose lives intersect. An African student, Zanele, secretly organizes the protest against the Afrikaans Medium Decree Act, which required the use of English and Afrikaans (“the language of the oppressors”) in schools. Her apolitical friend Thabo heads a local gang, extorting money from an Indian store owner, whose daughter Meena, is sympathetic to the students. Meanwhile, Jack, a white Afrikaner, meets, befriends, and comes to love Zanele.

March 20, 2019
Américas Book Award
We will explore the book, Lucky, Broken Girl by Ruth Behar a 2018 Honorable mention Américas Book and winner of the 2018 Pura Belpré award. In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age novel – based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s – a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie’s plight will intrigue readers and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay with them for a long time. Additional support generously provided by Florida International University, Tulane University, University of Florida, University of Texas at Austin and the University of Utah.

Freeman Book Award

May 8, 2019
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards
The South Asia Book Award highlights the work of Mitali Perkins with her work, You Bring the Distant Near. Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve her Bengali identity.

All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Central Standard Time (CST). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

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) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • 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.