Centre for Research on Cuba

Study and research Cuba at Nottingham

Aspects of Cuba can be studied at all award levels within the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.

The Centre for Research on Cuba particularly welcomes enquiries for masters and doctoral students.

Doctoral candidates are encouraged to view the areas of academic expertise to establish a sense of compatibility between their research proposal and staff research supervision.

Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre 
Postgraduate taught and research students are able to use the facilities of the Social Science and Arts Graduate Centre, University Park.  


Research opportunities

The centre invites expressions of interest from anyone contemplating postgraduate research (at Masters or PhD level) on aspects of Cuba, past or present.

  • Modern Languages (MRes)
  • MPhil and PhD
PhD applicants are encouraged to view our areas of supervision expertise via our centre staff profiles.


Past and present topics for postgraduate research  

Masters by research

  • David Scott (2008): The discourses of Cuba’s Latin American policy in the 1970s and 1990s (MA)
  • Pablo Estrada (2011): Cuba and the Anglophone Caribbean, 1960-80 (MA)


  • Camillia Cowling (2006): Gender and emancipation in the last stages of slavery in Cuba  and Brazil
  • Christopher Hull (2008): Britain and Cuba: 1898, 1933 and 1959 
  • Guy Baron (2009): Cuban cinema and the representation of women
  • Meesha Nehru (2010): The Casas del Escritor and talleres literarios in Cuba
  • Christabelle Peters (2010): Race, identity and Africa in the Cuban imagining of the 1970s
  • Jorge Catalá-Carrasco (2010): El humor gráfico en crisis: vanguardia y arte militante en La Guerra Civil Española y la Revolución Cubana
  • Lukas Port (2011): Hegemonic Discourse and Sources of Legitimacy in Cuba: Comparing Mariel (1980) and the Maleconazo (1994)
  • Stephen Fay (2012): Rites of passage and revolutions: liminality in Cuba’s 20th century identity


  • Sophia Mason: Women, political struggle and testimonio
  • Anna Clayfield:Foquismo as part of Cuban political discourse
  • Rosi Smith: Education for citizenship in Cuba
  • Lauren Collins: Participation in Cuba: Poder Local
  • Emily Kirk: The significance of CENESEX
  • Alberto Martí: Reconcentrados in Pinar, 1895-8
  • Isabel Storey: Soviet influence on Cuban cultural policy
  • Rob Kiteley (MA): How far was Batista’s 1952 coup popular?
  • Jordi Garrell (MA): The role of periodismo in the Cuban Republic




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