Cuba Studies Program Publications

Cuban Studies Program Annual Reports

Read the DRCLAS Annual Reports to learn more about Cuba Studies Program over time.

DRCLAS Report on Cuba Studies Program 2014-2018
DRCLAS Report on Cuban Studies at Harvard 1998-2013

Journal Cuban Studies 

Relevant Books 

The following are links to a selection of publications that are the outcome of the projects supported by the Cuban Studies Program. Please see the DRCLAS Publications page for additional information about the DRCLAS Book Series and the DRCLAS ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, for book reviews and articles about Cuba.

Social Policies and Decentralization in Cuba: Change in the Context of 21st Century Latin America

Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Lorena Barberia, María del Carmen Zabala Argüelles, Mayra Espina Prieto (Harvard University Press, 2017) 

Social Policies and Decentralization
Read review in Foreign Affairs, 10/27/17


Cuba, Updating the Model / Cuba, la Actualización del Modelo 

Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Rafael M. Hernández and Lorena G.Barberia (Routledge, 2011)

Jointly published by DRCLAS and Temas: 
Read the ebook in English: Cuba, Updating the Model
Read the ebook in Spanish: Cuba, la Actualización del Modelo 

Debating U.S.-Cuba Relations: Shall We Play Ball?

Two decades ago affairs between the United States and Cuba had seen little improvement from the Cold War era. Today, U.S.-Cuban relations are in many respects still in poor shape, yet some cooperative elements have begun to take hold and offer promise for future developments. Illustrated by the ongoing migration agreement, professional military-to-military relations at the perimeter of the U.S. base near Guantánamo, and professional Coast Guard-Guardafrontera cooperation across the Straits of Florida, the two governments are actively exploring whether and how to change the pattern of interactions.

The differences that divide the two nations are real, not the result of misperception, and this volume does not aspire to solve all points of disagreement. Drawing on perspectives from within Cuba as well as those in the United States, Canada, and Europe, these authors set out to analyze contemporary policies, reflect on current circumstances, and consider possible alternatives for improved U.S.-Cuban relations. The resulting collection is permeated with both disagreements and agreements from leading thinkers on the spectrum of issues the two countries face—matters of security, the role of Europe and Latin America, economic issues, migration, and cultural and scientific exchanges in relations between Cuba and the United States. Each topic is represented by perspectives from both Cuban and non-Cuban scholars, leading to a resource rich in insight and a model of transnational dialogue.
Order this book from Routledge

The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century

(Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva and Lorena G.Barberia, Harvard University Press and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2004). This book is a collaborative effort between scholars in the US and Cuba aimed at examining the lessons learned from recent reforms and their impact on the Cuban economy. In this path breaking book, social scientists and policy experts examine issues ranging from the political economy of reform,the impact of these on specific sectors of the Cuban economy including export development, foreign direct investment, U.S.-Cuba trade, and remittances and their effects.
Order this book from Harvard University Press 

Culturas Encontradas: Cuba y los Estados Unidos

The seventh book in the DRCLAS book series, edited by John Coatsworth and Rafael M. Hernández (Harvard University Press and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2001) explores the history of cultural interactions and mutual influences, which have been much less studied that the political and economic aspects of U.S.-Cuban relations. The book is in Spanish and available directly from DRCLAS for $19.95. 
To order Culturas Encontradas, e-mail the DRCLAS Publications Department at 

Other Publications

La vivienda en Cuba desde la perspectiva de la movilidad social
Lilia Núñez Moreno

Equidad y movilidad social en el contexto de las transformaciones agrarias de los años noventa en Cuba
Lucy Martín Posada

Política social en Cuba. Equidad y movilidad
Mayra Paula Espina Prieto

La política española ante la Cuba del futuro
Jorge Domínguez and Susanne Gratius

Understanding Slums: The Case of Havana, Cuba 
Mario Coyula and Jill Hamberg

La politica de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba durante la Segunda Presidencia de Clinton
Jorge I. Domínguez

Seminar on Cuban Health System: Its Evolution, Accomplishments and Challenges; US-Cuba Relations at the Turn of the 21st Century: 3 Perspectives on Improving Bilateral Ties.
Edited by Lorena G. Barberia, Arachu Castro and Dan Nemser

Transcripts and Articles by Harvard Affiliates in Revista Temas

"Reflections on the March 2001 Bay of Pigs Conference"
Jorge I. Domínguez

"AmaCubaZonSinCom o ¿qué libros vende sobre Cuba?"
Temas, no. 55, Jul-Sept. 2008
Jorge I. Domínguez  

"Una antropología de la violencia estructural. El caso de Haití"
Temas, No. 52, October-December 2007
Paul Farmer 

"Ciencias sociales, medicina y salud pública: Un encuentro en torno al sida"
Temas, No. 47, July-September 2006
Arachu Castro