"Cultural negotiations of belonging" by Prof Catherine Krull and Prof Jean Stubbs

Past Event

24 October 2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Queen Elizabeth House
Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

This seminar is hosted by the International Migration Institute, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Title: "Cultural negotiations of belonging: imagery, new diasporic routes and commodification of Cuba"


  • Professor Catherine Krull, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen's University, Kingston
  • Professor Jean Stubbs, Associate Fellow, Institute for the Study of the Americas,
    University of London


  • Catherine Krull is cross-appointed with Women’s Studies and is on the Steering Committee for the Cultural Studies Graduate Program. Her recent research projects entail 1) a generational analysis of Women's Participation and Resistance in Cuba's Revolution and 2) an analysis of the Cuban Diaspora in Canada, Mexico, the UK, Spain and the Dominican Republic. She is currently editing a special issue of Cuban Studies and has three books in progress (one forthcoming, one submitted, one in progress). She continues to write on the efficacy of Canadian family policies, particularly those adopted in Quebec. Catherine recently organized an International Conference `The Measure of a Revolution: Cuba, 1959-2009`, which included approximately 250 presenters from more than a dozen countries. She has also held research fellowships at the Rockefeller Center, Harvard University (2007); Department of Sociology, Boston University (2007) and at the Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics, London, England (2003). In 2005, she was awarded the Distinguished Scholar in Population Studies at the University of Alberta.
  • Jean Stubbs is a historian whose academic work has centred around Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America, with specialist research interests in tobacco, gender, race, nationalism, and transnationalism. Professor Emerita of Caribbean History at London Metropolitan University, where she was Director of the Caribbean Studies Center, she holds a BA in Government from the University of Essex (1964) and PhD in History from the University of London (1975); has held teaching and research fellowships funded by the Rockefeller, Ford, and McArthur Foundations at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida; Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University; University of Puerto Rico; and Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York; and was the Spring 2011 Bacardi Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies. She served as 2002-3 President of the regional Caribbean Studies Association and 1993-5 Chair of the UK Society for Caribbean Studies; was the 2008-9 founding editor of the International Journal of Cuban Studies; in 2009 was awarded the UNESCO Toussaint L’Ouverture Medal for outstanding achievement in combating racism in political, literary and artistic fields; and in 2012 was elected Académico Correspondiente Extranjero of the Academia de la Historia de Cuba.

For further information please contact Agnieszka Kubal (agnieszka.kubal@qeh.ox.ac.uk; 01865 281812)