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 131 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.

2022-2023 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellows

Pre-Prospectus Fellows

Helio Alves
University of Florida | History
¿La Revolución Marcha Bien? Finding the reality in Cuba’s official truths narrative, 1970s-1990s

Deborah de la Torre
Indiana University, Bloomington | Department of Floklore and Ethnomusicology
Mujeres, Movimiento y Música: memories within the Cuban heritage Collection

Reynaldo Lastre
University of Connecticut | Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Nuclear Technology and Cultural Production in Cuba

Arisbel López Andraca
University of Texas at Austin | Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Cuban religions of African antecedents and recent religious revival process (1985 to the present). Critical notes on the profusion of religious content in contemporary Cuban literature and visual arts.

María Marino
Temple University | Art History Department at Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Malditas/Damned: Independent curatorial practice and women curators in Cuba

Carlos Velazco
University of Virginia | Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Cubans who Tell an American Tale


Research Fellows

Richard Denis
Florida International University | History
Cuban Print Journalists and the Politics of the Press, 1940-1971

Justin Frankeny
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill | Department of Music
Composing Displacement: Experiences of Cuban Art Music Composers in an Era of Uncertainty, 1959–1980

Lindsay Griffiths
Princeton University | English & African American Studies
Reciprocal Translation: Lydia Cabrera and the Unstable Text

Steven Rodríguez
Vanderbilt University | History
Imagining Hemispheric Solidarity: The United States, Cuba, and Pan-American International Education

Lauren Romaguera
Tulane University | Latin American Studies
Ruptures and Sutures: Ancestral Memory Inheritance and the Second-Generation as the Storyteller

Alexander Werner
City University of New York, Graduate Center | Anthropology
Property, Personhood, and the Avant-Garde in Havana’s ‘Post-Fidel’ Artworld


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