2018–2019 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Awards

The University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) welcomed eleven new Goizueta Graduate Fellows beginning in June. Hailing from institutions across the United States, the 2018–2019 cohort of fellows is comprised of historians, literary specialists, and musicology scholars.

2018–2019 is the ninth year of the CHC’s graduate fellowships program. In 2015 the Goizueta Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow graduate fellowships at the Cuban Heritage Collection.

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance to doctoral students in the U.S. who wish to use the research resources available in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries. The goal of the program is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, Latin@, hemispheric, and international studies.

For more information about fellowship opportunities at the Cuban Heritage Collection or to learn about past fellows, click here.

Graduate Research Fellows

Laura Almeida
Pennsylvania State University (Art History)
Resisting Memory: Anti-Imperialist Tactics of Forgetting in Latin American Contemporary Art

Ingrid Brioso Rieumont
Princeton University (Spanish and Portuguese)
On the Other Side of the End—Imagining Cuba’s and Brazil’s Afterwards

Jorge Felipe González
Michigan State University (History)
Foundation and Growth of the Cuban Slave Trade, 1790-1840

Melissa Hampton
University of Minnesota (History)
The Gendered Politics of Refugee Resettlement in the Cuban Mariel Migration of 1980

Brianna Nofil
Columbia University (History)
Detention Power: Jails, Camps, and the Construction of Immigrant Incarceration

Carina Schorske
Columbia University (English & Comparative Literature)
Scattered Bodies, Fugitive Forms: American Women Artists in the Caribbean

Alberto Sosa Cabañas
Florida International University (Modern Languages)
Racism, Celebration, and Otherness: Depictions of Blackness in the Cuban Cultural Discourse


Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellows  

Charles Grand
University of Texas at Arlington (History)
Combined and Uneven Investment: U.S. Capital and the Economic Development of Cuba

Cary Peñate
University of Texas at Austin (Musicology)
Rum, Tobacco, Dance, and Music: The Mulata as Signifier in Twentieth-Century Cuban Film

Justo Planas Cabreja
City University of New York (Latin American, Iberian, & Latino Cultures)
Modernist Literature and Latin American Medicine: Between Strange Forces and Sick People (The Case of Cuba)

Roseli Rojo Posada
Rutgers University (Spanish)
Resistances in the Cuban Lettered City: Excluded Group’s Interaction With the Colonial City