Thursday, August 22, 2013

Handbook of Contemporary Cuba

Cuban studies is a highly dynamic field shaped by the country’s distinctive political and economic circumstances. The Handbook of Contemporary Cuba is an up-to-date and comprehensive survey offering the latest research available from a broad array of disciplines and perspectives. The Handbook's general introduction and its section introductions survey the key literature in the field in relation to rapidly changing events on the island and in global political and economic affairs. For students, scholars, and experts in government, the Handbook of Contemporary Cuba is vital to any collection on Latin American studies or global politics.
About the editors 
Mauricio A. Font is Director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and Professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York.

Carlos Riobó is Associate Professor of Latin American literature and cultures, Chairman of his department at The City College of New York, and Cuba Project Fellow of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at CUNY.
Handbook of Contemporary Cuba offers contributions by leading scholars from the United States, Cuba, Europe, and other world regions. 
Pavel Vidal Alejandro; Carlos Alzugaray; Carmen Antón-Guardiola; Maria Aristigueta; Larry Catá Backer; Miguel Barnet; Hilary Becker; José Chofre-Sirvent; Amparo Sánchez Cobos; Margaret Crahan; Mauricio A. Font; Alberto Gabriele; Armando Nova González; Mario A. González-Corzo; Yvon Grenier; Camila Piñeiro Harnecker; Zoya Kocur; Emily Morris; Armando Chaguaceda Noriega; J.R. Paron; Robert A. Portada III; Carlos Riobó; Archibald R. M. Ritter; Jorge Luis Romeu; David Strug; Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva.

For our friends in NYC: 

Bebo Valdés and His Time
Screening of Chico & Rita followed by panel discussion

Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 PM 

The Graduate Center
Segal Theatre 

365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)

As part of the Bildner Center's Cuban Music and Arts Initiative, this event pays tribute to the work and legacy of Cuban legend Bebo Valdés.

Michael Mossman, Queens College
Sarah Town, Princeton University, PhD Student
Jerry Carlson, The Graduate Center and City College of New York
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Graduate Student Symposium on Cuban Studies

Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM

The Graduate Center, Room 9206/07
 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)

The Graduate Student Symposium on Cuban Studies is a multidisciplinary effort to present recent research on Cuban culture and society. The symposium seeks to open dialogue on contemporary issues and exchange ideas in a challenging academic environment.

Keynote Speaker: 
Rafael Rojas, CIDE, Mexico and Princeton University

The Symposium includes presenters from: The Graduate Center (CUNY), Princeton University, New School for Social Research, Rutgers University, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and other universities. 
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This Symposium is a collaborative effort by The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

List of participants:
Adelina C. Espinoza, The City College of New York (CUNY) 
Agustín de Jesús, The Graduate Center (CUNY) 
Elvis Fuentes, Rutgers University 
Gerardo Muñoz, Princeton University 
Jennifer Lambe, Yale University 
María A. Cabrera Arús, New School for Social Research 
Martha M. Montejo Pizarro, Texas A&M University 
Michael H. Miranda, Texas A&M University 
Mirta Suquet, University of Santiago de Compostela 
Oxana Alvarez, The Graduate Center (CUNY) 
Raquel Otheguy, State University of New York at Stony Brook 
Rebecca Salois, The Graduate Center (CUNY) 
Sarah Becker, University of Houston 
Sarah Paruolo, Stony Brook University 
Walfrido Dorta, The Graduate Center (CUNY) 
Yesenia Fernández Selier, New York University.

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