|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||App Review Begins||Start Date||End Date|
|NOTE: Dates are pending. Dates, even after announced, could change given the nature of this opportunity. See a study abroad advisor.|
** For most programs, applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and starting January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Applications for programs offering exchange positions will be reviewed AFTER the application deadline.
|Type of Program:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Areas of Study:||Anthropology, International Affairs, Women & Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies|
|Minimum Required GPA:||2.50||Minimum Class Standing:||2 - sophomore|
|Housing Option(s):||Hotel/Hostel||Open to students from:||CU-Boulder|
|Language(s) of Instruction:||English||Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||6 credits|
|Length of Summer/Winter Program:||5 Weeks|
Critically engage social constructs of race, gender and tourism
Visit sites like historical districts, museums, organic farms, and cultural centers
Reflexive and ethnographic journaling component
Expected to run in even-numbered years (2014, 2016). In odd years it will be offered in Ethnic Studies instead of Anthropology
The program will be hosted by Centro de Estudios Martianos (Center for Martí Studies/CEM) in Havana City, Cuba. CEM is a research institution aimed at promoting the life, work, and thought of Cuba's greatest hero, José Martí.
You will be informally integrated with students from the host country. For example, you will participate in informal seminars, community meetings, and dialogues at various research centers. You will visit museums, places of cultural and historical relevance, spaces of touristic interest for our theoretical consideration, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana.
This program examines the worldwide phenomenon of globalization with a critical race and gender lens. More specifically, the readings and discussions will focus on Cuba and the emergence of mass international tourism within the context of Cuba's Revolutionary Socialist Project. The course will begin by focusing on race and gender in Cuba's colonial relationship with Spain as well as its neocolonial relationship with the United States, and Cuba's subsequent independence exemplified in the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
The course then focuses specifically on Cuba as a tourist destination, both in the prerevolutionary past and in the post-Soviet present. The intent is to critically understand the contradictory phenomenon of capitalist tourism in socialist Cuba by examining how it has affected Cubans with regard to gender, race, and sexuality. The program will also examine Cuban imagery as represented in music, film, dance, and art .
- This program's dates are tentative.
|University of Colorado|
ANTH 4020: Race, Gender & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba
6 University of Colorado Credits
Faculty director L. Kaifa Roland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been conducting research in Cuba since 1999. She published a book-length ethnography as well as several scholarly articles on race and gender in Cuba with a focus on tourism. She has experience with licensed study abroad to Cuba, both as a director and as a student.
The program includes multiple guest lectures and various site visits around the city. There will be city tours, which include a visit to the historical Miramar District, and a contemporary tour in Vedado and Nuevo Vedado. There will also be explorations to museums including the Museum of the Orishas, the Museum of Revolution, the Museum of Santeria/Religion, and the Havana Art Museum. Visits to a hospital, a childcare center, the National Library of Cuba, and education sites will also be included in the program.
While in Havana, you will be housed at a small and personable, state-run hotel located in the capital city's Vedado district.
All participants with the direction and assistance of the Program Director Professor Roland will make transportation arrangements as a group. The Program Director requires that the group travel together from the U.S. destination to Cuba and on the return flight.
Transportation on program-related field trips while in Cuba is provided as part of the program fee.