Centre for Research on Cuba

Cuba research

We are a dedicated research group, based in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies but bringing together post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers working on Cuba from across the university. We run an annual seminar programme, and group tutorials which bring our postgraduate students together on a regular basis.

We provide a physical base for the Hennessy Collection (a unique archive of books, newspapers, journals and other materials on, and from Cuba), which is also accessible to researchers from outside the university.


See our new blog - Understanding Cuba. Showcasing the research of Cubanists across the world

Key aims and expertise

Key aims

  • Develop and enhance the expertise of the Centre as a leading academic institution for research on Cuba
  • Manage the Cuba Research Forum and its conferences and postgraduate workshops, and to seek to enhance its growth as the main international network of scholars and others working on, or in, Cuba
  • Encourage by various means the greater academic and public knowledge of modern and contemporary Cuba, through the activities of the Centre and the Forum, by making resources more widely available, and by publication of appropriate materials
  • Continue to attract high-quality postgraduate students to research in the Centre, and to seek to accommodate any suitably qualified applicant for postgraduate research on Cuba

Staff expertise

The staff associated with the Centre for Research on Cuba cover in their research and teaching a range of academic disciplines including:

  • built environment
  • child health
  • cultural studies
  • history
  • international law
  • medicine and health sciences

Similarly, they have successfully supervised – and currently supervise - postgraduate research on Cuba in an even wider range of disciplines and subjects:

  • 19th- and 20th-century history
  • archaeology
  • cinema
  • cultural studies (cultural and intellectual history)
  • education
  • literature
  • politics


Centre for Research on Cuba

The University of Nottingham
Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5800