Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance for supporting doctoral research at the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC). The goal of the Goizueta Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies. Applicants with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Cuba and its diaspora, of any time period are encouraged to apply.

Launched in 2010 with a generous grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 141 emerging scholars from 48 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral students and candidates enrolled in universities across the United States.

Call for Applications is Closed

The Goizueta Foundaion Graduate Fellowship program is currently not accepting applications. For application criteria and instructions, please visit the How to Apply page.

2023-2024 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellows

Pre-Prospectus Fellows

Katie Coldiron
Florida International University | History
Cuban Studies in Miami

Daniel Delgado
University of Southern California | History
Race and Annexation: Evaluating Cuba’s Myth of Racelessness from Narciso López to the PIC Massacre

Maytte Hernández Lorenzo
University of Miami | Modern Languages and Literatures
Cultural policies and cultural citizenship: articulating new narratives in Cuban theater

Ryan Metz
Ohio State University | History
Relaxations and Revolutions: A History of Cuban Neocolonial Resistance through the Built Landscapes of Havana Tourism, 1930s-1970s

Elyse Veloria
Duke University | Cultural Anthropology
The Sweetness of Sazón: Cuban Sugar and Identity in Popular Culture

Anna Wenzel
University of Maryland | History
Cuban Exile Political Violence, 1959-1980


Research Fellows

Chasitie Brown
University of Texas at Austin | Art History
The Dormant Scar: Embodying Blackness in the Queloides Exhibition Series in Cuba, the United States, and Spain

Damian Deamici
University of Connecticut | Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Markets, Youth, and Counterculture in Argentina and Cuba (1961-1969)

Lidia Hernández
The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) | Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC)
Negotiating “Cuban Color:” Cultural Citizenship, Networks and Technologies of Cuban Visual Arts And Literature in New York City During 1930s and 1940s

Lisa Krause
University of Florida | History
Between Solidarity and Surveillance: Cuban-East German Transnational Relations, ca. 1959 – 1990

Xu Peng
University of Connecticut | Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
From History to the Future: Chineseness in Contemporary Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican Literatures and Cultures

Miriam Pensack
New York University | History
Registers of Sovereignty: The Struggle for State and Self in Cold War Latin America


Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to chc@miami.edu.