April 10, 2003 - 5:00 PM
Uva de Aragón
Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Uva de Aragón will address recent cultural and political changes in Cuban Miami. She will focus on poll results and the shifting ideological forces of exile organizations as well as more subtle variations on the attitudes of Cuban-Americans towards controversial issues. She will also delve into the reasons for these changes and possible future scenarios of Miami-Havana relations.
Uva de Aragón is Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, where she also teaches, and serves as Associate Editor of the academic journal, Cuban Studies. A graduate of the University of Miami, she has penned several books of poetry, short stories and essays, and has received several literary awards. Some of her works have been translated into English and appear in textbooks and anthologies. Her latest book “Memoria del silencio,” a novel about twin sisters separated by the Revolution, is a testimony to the inevitable reconciliation between Cubans living on opposite sides of the Florida Straits. A weekly columnist for Diario las Américas, she is a keen observer of Cuba and Cuban-Americans.