Eleventh Biennial MESEA Conference
Ethnicity and Kinship: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Family, Community, and Difference
May 30 – June 2, 2018
University of Graz, Austria

Memory Studies Association
3rd Annual International Conference
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
June 25-28, 2019

Memory Studies is an emerging and exciting research field, and the objective of the Memory Studies Association (MSA) is to promote exchange between professionals who are active in this heterogeneous and interdisciplinary field throughout the world.
MSA MADRID in June 2019 was a unique experience. Hosted by Complutense University Madrid, this is the third installment of the conference, following meetings in Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

Latino Art Now! Re-imaging Global Intersections
Sponsored by:

The University of Illinois at Chicago & the Chicago Cultural Center 
Thursday, April 7-9, 2016

The Fifth Latino Art Now!Conference in Chicago will examine the contemporary shifting contours of US Latino art and the (trans) national and global cultural forces that continuously shape it and how it in turn shapes these forces. At mid-decade we are witnessing growth of the field in American Art History as well as in Latino visual culture. Renewed visibility for artists in a wave of major exhibitions at national museums and galleries, the expansion of curatorial and academic infrastructure, and new publication and research initiatives tend to signal wider and expanding opportunities. Can we at the present moment map Latino art activity within a larger transnational, hemispheric and global context and discourse?  Can we re-image a more global American art? How have Latino artists entered transnational and global art networks? Taking cities as critical spaces of globalization, what can we say of urban interventions as sites of artivism? What are the future directions? In other words, what is Latino Art Now?


Bilingualism Conference 2019

March 25- 27, 2019
University of Malta

Date & Time: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:30pm
Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales
Location: Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida, 265 Aragon Avenue

Date & Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales
Location: Barnes & Noble, Coral Gables, Florida, 152 Miracle Mile
​Phone: 305-446-4152

Congreso de Narratología

Universidad del Salvador

Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 2016

Date & Time: Friday, April 4, 2014
Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales
Location: Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
​Phone: 415-282-9246

Date & Time: Monday, May 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Lecture Title: 
Collecting & Curating Cuba: Memory, Museums and Material Cultures
An overview of Mr. Rubio's research on Cuban material culture, which examines a wide-range of artifacts, from cultural commodities to the museum archive.

Site: University of California

Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Book Launch: 
Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts

Rafael Rojas - Princeton University Global Scholar
​Ana Maria Hernández - LaGuardia Community College
Raúl Rubio - John Jay College, CUNY
Mauricio Font - Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
Araceli Tinajero - The City College of New York and Graduate Center

This handbook explores key themes in the current debate about Cuba’s contemporary cultural and historical dynamics. Leading academics from Cuba, the United States, and Europe bring to light significant revisions of the artistic and literary canon and the historical archive, and they reconsider often neglected subjects and dynamics in historiography as well as contemporary affairs. The book includes new studies on contentious mobilization, leftist activism, and youth organizations in the pre-revolutionary republic. Current analyses include the relation between the Cuban state and intellectuals; institutional legitimation processes; the formation and reconstruction of national identity discourses; and new framings of gender, race, and sexual orientation. The book illuminates the growing salience of social issues and changes in music, literature, cinema, and theater, thus fostering a fuller understanding of historical and current social dynamics of a Cuba in transformation today.

Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere StudiesThe Graduate Center, CUNY
Event Location: Skylight Room

Date & Time: Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, 2015
Conference Title: 
The 29th Annual MELUS Conference
Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures

Sites: Athens Classic Center, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA, 30601; the nearby Jackson Street Building; and The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

​Register for the conference at the link provided below.

2016 Annual Conference

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

Date: Tuesday, March 22 through Friday, March 25, 2016
Location: Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

The mission of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is to promote the study of popular culture throughout the world through the establishment and promotion of conferences, publications, and discussion. Aiding the PCA/ACA in this goal is the PCA/ACA Endowment which offers support for scholars and scholarship. The PCA/ACA actively tries to identify and recruit new areas of scholarly exploration and to be open to new and innovative ideas.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28, 2015
from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Conference Title:
"More Than White, More Than Mulatto, More Than Black": 
Racial Politics in Cuba and Americas
The Tenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies takes Martí's dictum as a cue for further academic inquiry and public debate. Our main theme, Racial Politics in Cuba and the Americas, invites comparisons between Cuban experiences of race and those of other Latin American and Caribbean peoples (such as Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Haitians, and Brazilians), as well as their diasporic communities.
Site: FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms​​

Raul Rubio

International Association of Art Critics (AICA)
XLIX Annual Conference in Havana, Cuba
"New Utopias: Art, Memory and Context" 

Havana, Cuba

October 11th-15th, 2016

The New School

Observatory on Latin America

Third Annual New School Graduate Student & Alumni Conference
Wednesday April 27th, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
66 West 12th Street, Orozco Room, 7th Floor
The New School, New York

The conference aims to showcase exemplary graduate student and alumni work that responds to critical questions related to Latin America in order to inspire dialogue between students and alumni across The New School. The speakers were selected among a pool of applicants as their work best demonstrates advanced research and understanding. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 8 through Friday, April 10, 2015
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Conference Title: 
LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference, 
Sponsored by CLAGS (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies)
Gathering a national group of LGBTQ people of color involved in research, evaluation, and scholarship. The purpose is to build a vibrant network of LGBTQ Scholars of Color and to foster a pipeline for emerging LGBTQ Scholars of Color. Participants will have opportunities to be mentored by senior scholars, to meet others LGBTQ scholars of color from all over the country, and to gain skill sets in various areas (e.g., advanced methodological methods, grant writing, navigating the tenure process, etc.).

Site: John Jay College, CUNY

5th International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes
University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNC)
Sponsored by:
Department of Languages and Culture Studies
Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
March 5-7, 2020

UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies is hosting the 5th International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Business Language Conference. Join us as we take stock and move forward exploring developments and innovation in language studies research, practice, and curriculum. 

Second Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory & Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias honors the spirit of José Esteban Muñoz’s audacious and provocative scholarship and wishes to celebrate the indelible imprint that his intellectual legacy has left on the field of Latina/o literary theory and criticism.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25, 2015

Site: John Jay College, CUNY, 524 West 59th Street, New York, 10019
​Register for the conference at the link provided below.

39 Congreso Asociación de Profesionales Hispanos en Estados Unidos (ALDEEU) 2019
Patrocinado por Universidad de Virginia (Valencia, España)
Junio 16-18, 2019

El Congreso de ALDEEU 2019, meditará sobre los puentes que unificaron Europa con América: el gran Atlántico y el Mediterráneo, mares de sueños y de energías, tanto en los aspectos políticos, económicos como culturales. Invitamos a los miembros y simpatizantes de ALDEEU a participar y enviar propuestas para ponencias o sesiones completas que examinen las relaciones entre el mundo mediterráneo, con África y América. El objetivo último es crear un espacio donde las diferentes disciplinas puedan encontrarse y mantener un diálogo en común.

Asciación Canadiense de Hispanistas
Canadian Association of Hispanists

 LV Congreso 2019
Vancouver, Canada
University of British Columbia
June 5-7, 2019

Tenth Biennial MESEA Conference
The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas
Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories
June 22-24, 2016
University of Warsaw, Poland

The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten and silenced, as well as on cultural inscriptions left by those who have become visible and audible more recently. Yet, in addition to engaging with the archaeological hermeneutics of recovering submerged layers of ethnic meaning, we also invite scholars to engage in the perhaps more radical act of what Sara Dillon has called a “palimpsestuous” reading: a reading that attends to the ways in which multiple inscriptions and competing narratives are intertwined and produce complex meanings.

XVII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispanica
Merida, Mexico

March 9-11th, 2016

Exhibition Title:    Pioneros: Building Cuba's Socialist Childhood

On view September 18-October 1, 2015.
Gallery Hours: Open daily 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed on all major holidays and holiday eves. Admission is free.

Site: Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

The New School

66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Follow the link below for the full program of events.


Foreign Language Education Symposium (FLEDS)

This year's theme: “Meeting Challenges, Inspiring Success”

November 3, 2018
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Date & Time: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Book Presentation: La Habana: cartografías culturales
Location: The Twig Book Shop 

Congreso Internacional sobre Género y Narrativa: Homenaje a Pilar Dughi
Perú, Lima  (September, 2016)

La Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, a través de la Escuela Académico-Profesional de Literatura y el Departamento Académico de Literatura, invita a participar en el Congreso Internacional sobre Género y Narrativa Latinoamericana. Homenaje a Pilar Dughi, a realizarse del 22 al 24 de setiembre de 2016. Los objetivos del congreso incluyen: promover el estudio interdisciplinario de la narrativa peruana y latinoamericana, propiciar un espacio para la reunión de los investigadores de la narrativa peruana y latinoamericana contemporánea y difundir y valorar críticamente  la obra narrativa de Pilar Dughi.

Pilar Dughi (Lima, 1956-2006) estudió psiquiatría en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Hizo estudios de posgrado en La Sorbona de París. 
Fue magíster en Literatura Peruana y Latinoamericana por la misma universidad.  Obtuvo el primer premio en el II Concurso Nacional de Cuento de la Asociación Peruano Japonesa del Perú en 1995. Fue galardonada en el Cuento de las Mil Palabras de la revista Caretas en 1987 y 1988, así como en el concurso Juan Rulfo, convocado anualmente por Radio Francia Internacional. 

Date & Time: Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 PM
Lecturers: Raúl Rubio, Julie Skurski, and Mario A. González-Corzo
As part of the Bildner Center's Cuban Film Series focusing on the Special Period, this event features the screening of Fernando Pérez's Suite Habana (2003), followed 
by a panel discussion

Snippets of the lives of 10 ordinary Habaneros in one day during the Special Period,
Suite Habana (2003), directed by Fernando Pérez, offers a rich framework for interpretation and analysis. At the same time, the film is a work of art - a visual symphony. NYT critic Neil Genzlinger describes it as "an elusive but intermittently
beautiful tone poem on film." Hear how two CUNY faculty members - an economist 
and a literature professor interpret the film.

Site: 1218 Segal Theater, The Graduate Center CUNY, 

Collecting and Curating Cuban:  Memory, Museums and Material Cultures


Raúl Rubio - Associate Professor of Languages and Literature at John Jay College of the City University of New York.

Christian Larsen - Curator at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, focusing on 19th and 20th-century Latin American material.

Collecting and curating are practices not only reserved for museums and cultural institutions. Individuals tend to curate their own lives, careers, work and creative spaces, in order to fashion their identity. Material ‘things’ are often appropriated—collected—in order to substantiate identity, not only for oneself but also for others.  This Co-Lecture presented by Professor Raúl Rubio, John Jay College, City University of New York, and Christian Larsen, Curator at the Wolfsonian-FIU will parlay both the theory and praxis of a wide-range of topics concerning Cuban material cultures, collecting and curating Cuban things.

Date & Time: 
Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Cuban Research Institute
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus