Graduate Student Symposium on Cuban Studies

October 4, 2013 - 9:00 AM

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.

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.

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

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)


1. Gender Readings
2. Dismantling the Canon: Existentialism and Ruins
3. Portable Places: Between Choteo and Nostalgia
4. Performances of the Body
5. Utopia and Dystopia at the Core of Modernity