Cuba

Jorge I. Domínguez (retired)

Jorge I. Domínguez (retired)

Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dept of Government (FAS)
Former DRCLAS Executive Committee member

 

Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area...

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Room K216, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 617-495-5982
Alejandro  de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
Chair, DRCLAS Cuba Studies Program
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Co-Chair, Cuban Studies Program

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race...

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104 Mount Auburn Street, 4R, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 (617) 495-8508
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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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 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 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 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 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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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Announcement

October 17, 2018

The Lown Scholars Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has opened applications for the Summer 2019 cohort. Since its establishment in 2008, The Lown Scholars Program has supported the work of more than fifty Lown Scholars from twenty countries. Our support has facilitated productive and long-term collaborations between Lown Scholars and Harvard faculty members.

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Rafael Queneditt at Harvard

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard Libraries

September 27, 2018

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard's Fine Arts Library. Rafael Queneditt Morales (1942–2016) was an important Cuban sculptor whose work centered on the celebration of Afro-Cuban culture in general and of Afro-Cuban spirituality in particular. His art combined the language of geometric abstraction with the use of traditional woodcarving to produce representations of Afro-Cuban religious rituals, deities and symbolism. He formed the art collective Grupo Antillano (1978–1983), creating a platform where distinguished visual artists,...

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2018 Oct 19

Cuba Studies Program: Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

12:00pm

 

This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

“Concrete Cuba”
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2018 Sep 14

Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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