Cuba Studies Program

  • 2019 Feb 05

    Student Info Session: Study Abroad Cuba

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Office of International Education, 1414 Mass. Ave, 3rd Floor

    Interested in Studying Abroad in Cuba during Fall 2019? Join our Info Session to learn about how!  

    The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in Cuba study abroad program introduces students to critical issues in Cuban culture and politics, through a semester of coursework at CASA Cuba...

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  • 2019 Feb 13

    Student Info Session: Study Abroad Cuba

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Office of International Education, 1414 Mass. Ave, 3rd Floor

    Interested in Studying Abroad in Cuba during Fall 2019? Join our Info Session to learn about how!  

    The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in Cuba study abroad program introduces students to critical issues in Cuban culture and politics, through a semester of coursework at CASA Cuba and the Universidad de la Habana. Cuba Term-time...

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  • 2019 Feb 22

    To Be or Not to Be Caribe: Magazine Combat in Cuba, 1944

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    In the absence of a flourishing book industry, literary magazines become important vehicles of literary, intellectual, and political history in Cuba. This presentation investigates a located literary-critical battle between two Havana-based literary magazines that was central to the racialization of literary and political discourse.

    Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann: Emerson College

    Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College. She holds a Ph.D. in...

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  • 2019 Mar 01

    Welfare regimes in Cuba: Women and Inequalities

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Resource Room, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The project analyzes the Cuban reform process (2006-2018) from a specific framework: welfare regimes. With this lens, three areas are explored: labor markets, social policies and family orders. The analysis helps to show how the State - market - society relationships are being shaped, and how this affects the Cuban gender orders.

    Speaker: Ailynn Torres Santana, ICIC Juan Marinello, FLACSO Ecuador

    Ailynn Torres Santana, PhD in Social Sciences with a major in History (2017, FLACSO Ecuador), Master in Communication...

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  • 2019 Mar 22

    La genealogía del discurso de la Cubanidad: Voces críticas y actores en conflicto

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Resource Room, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Esta charla ofrece una reconstrucción del debate acerca de la “cubanidad”. Identifica las diversas versiones sobre la nacionalidad cubana hacia 1940, atravesados todas por la cuestión racial: 1) la “raza” cubana como parte de “la raza americana”; 2) la “raza” negra como “nacionalidad oprimida”, 3) la nación cubana como “conglomerado étnico” y 4) la “cubanidad” como resultado de la fusión “afrocubana”.

    Speaker: Julio Cesar Guanche, FLACSO-Ecuador, UNEAC-Cuba. 

    Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, (La Habana, 1974). Dr....

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  • 2019 Apr 12

    The Scroll and the Revolution: The Dilemmas of Writing about the Jews of Cuba

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Resource Room, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Although a miniature community of a thousand people, the Jews of Cuba have attracted wide attention for choosing to shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding the Jewish legacy. I will address the contradictions surrounding Cuba's Jews on the island as they forge a path between the scroll and the revolution, between Jewishness and Cuban citizenship, while also exploring the connection to and separation from Cuban Jews in the diaspora.

    Speaker: Ruth Behar, University of Michigan. 

    Ruth Behar is the Victor Haim Perera...

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