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Damaris Puñales-Alpízar

Guilford House 209
Bellflower Ave, Cleveland
OH, 44106
Tel: (216) 368-3950
Email: dxp204@case.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/damarispunalesalpizar/

Ph.D. (2010) and M.A. (2006) in Spanish from the University of Iowa B.A. in Journalism from the University of Havana

The focus of my recent research includes Cuban literature and culture after the collapse of the Soviet Empire. In graduate school I began to think of myself as a member of the generation of Cubans (born between 1960 and 1980) who share the peculiar characteristic of a Soviet education. The authors and intellectuals active in this post-90s generation form part of what I refer to in my research as a “sentimental imagined Soviet-Cuban community” - a community that learned the Russian language in school, watched Russian cartoons and, in many cases, studied in the former Soviet Union.

I am currently developing the manuscript of a book provisionally entitled: Nieve sobre La Habana: el ideal soviético en la cultura cubana de los noventa. I am also preparing exhibitions of photography and other academic projects related to the post-90s Soviet cultural presence in Cuba.

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