Viva Cuba Mosaic
Over spring break 16 students traveled to Havana, Cuba, with Susan Rose ’77, professor of sociology and director of the Community Studies Center, and other faculty members, as part of the American and Global Mosaics program. Mosaics are intensive, interdisciplinary, semesterlong research programs that incorporate ethnographic fieldwork and immersion in domestic and/or global communities.
Students in the Cuba: Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability and Resiliency mosaic made the journey to deepen their understanding of Cuba’s economy, society and culture to experience firsthand the challenges the Caribbean nation faces as further develops its unique brand of socialism.
While in Cuba, the students focused on political, economic, environmental and social sustainability, with special attention to urban agriculture and social policy related to health, education, family, youth, gender and sexuality.
Read about the students’ experiences in their trip blog, “Nine Days in Havana.”
Learn more about the course in the Cracking Cuba.
Photos by Carl Sander Socolow '77