Cuban Americans: How They Are Changing the US and Their Homeland

December 13, 2010 - 4:00 PM

Susan Eckstein

Professor, International Relations and Sociology, Boston College

The talk is based on the recently published, The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Are Changing the US and Their Homeland (Routledge, 2009). Professor Eckstein will address how the Cuban diaspora in the US has changed in the post Soviet era, how Cuban immigrants have impacted on the US culturally, politically, and economically, and how Cuban immigrants are transforming Cuba as we knew it. It will also address the conflict of interests between different Cuban immigrant waves, and the significance of the 2010 Florida elections.

About the Speaker:

Susan Eckstein is Professor of International Relations and Sociology at Boston University. She has Latin American and immigration expertise. Selected publications include The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and Their Homeland (2009), Back from the Future: Cuba under Castro (1994, 2003), The Poverty of Revolution: The State and Urban Poor in Mexico (1977, 1988), Power and Popular Protest: Latin American Social Movements (ed.) (1989, 2001), What Justice? Whose Justice: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America (2003) (co-ed.), and Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America (co-ed.) (2003). She is a former president of the Latin American Studies Association.