Call for Papers: New Directions in Cuban Studies


The University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection will host the third multidisciplinary conference on October 17-18, 2019, to disseminate the work of advanced graduate students and emerging scholars that survey the current research and findings on Cuba and its diaspora. The organizers encourage submissions across all fields and disciplines. Dr. Esther Whitfield (Brown University) will deliver the keynote address. The Cuban Heritage Collection is located at Richter Library (2nd Floor), 1300 Memorial Drive in Coral Gables, Florida. The deadline for submissions of proposals has been extended to July 22, 2019 (submitted electronically through Interfolio). See information below and at New Directions Conference.

Description: The selection committee for the New Directions in Cuban Studies conference welcomes individual paper proposals that relate to the themes of fresh, innovative, and emerging research on Cuba, past and present. We welcome papers that engage or interpret any of the following thematic yet broadly defined panels: Visual Art and Performing Arts; Health, Science, and the Environment; Digital Cuba: Emerging Technologies; Challenging Cuban Diasporas; and Reframing Cuban Studies.


  • Currently enrolled graduate students
  • Emerging and early career scholars (defined as one having received the Ph.D. within the last five years).

Application Instructions

  • Proposals will be accepted electronically through Interfolio until July 15, 2019, and should include:
  • Completed application form
  • Individual paper proposals with a title and abstract of no more than 500 words
  • Language of presentation (either English or Spanish)


Please contact Annie Sansone-Martínez, program coordinator for the Cuban Heritage Collection, at or 305-284-4900.

For more information, see

[Image above: Reynier Leyva Novo, “Perfect Doctrine,” from the series The Weight of Ideology, 2014-2015, chair and red ink. Accessed via]

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