Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program supports 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/or its diaspora, in any time period, are encouraged to apply. Applicants with comparative projects are welcome to apply as well.

Launched in 2010 with a generous grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 143 emerging scholars from over 50 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 - Closed

The Goizueta Foundaion Graduate Fellowship applications are now closed.

For application criteria and instructions, please visit the How to Apply page.

2024-2025 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellows

Pre-Prospectus Fellows

Elizabeth Castillo Mena
University of Texas at Austin | Ethnomusicology
Afro-Latin Jazz: Connections between Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico

Idania Cater
Florida International University | Department of Modern Languages
Fernando Romero Fajardo: A Cuban Costumbrista from the Periphery Defines Race, Gender, and National Identity in 19th Century Cuba

Mariamnny Contreras Fernandez
Georgetown University | Spanish and Portuguese
Resistance to Western Medicine from Popular Medicine in Cuba during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries.

Batel Levy
Columbia University | History
The Legal and Political Horizons of Gente de Color in the Early Cuban Republic

Armando Navarro-Rojas
University of Pennsylvania | Spanish and Portuguese
Negotiating Neglected Spaces: Discourse, Representation, and Identity in the Hispanic Insular Caribbean during the 20th and 21st Centuries


Research Fellows

Maria de L. Mariño
Temple University | Art History Department at Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Performing disidentifications in transnational Cuba: Carlos Martiel, Yali Romagoza and Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara

Diona Espinosa
University of Miami | The Michelle Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Movements of Contemporary Documentary Theater in the Digital Era. The case of Cuba and Puerto Rico

Allison Baker
University of California, San Diego | History
Under the Eye: Environmentalism and the Cuban Revolution, 1974-2010.

Rodrigo Castro
University of Miami | Frost School of Music
Waves: The Cuban Diaspora in Musical Forms


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