Arturo Sebastian Gonzalez

History PhD Student at the University of Miami studying how migrants effect political change across international borders; concentration in Cuban history.



  • Gonzalez, Arturo S. “Teaching to Toil: Plantation Labor as a Moral Obligation in Post-Emancipation Antigua.” Alpata: A Journal of History 17 (Fall 2021): 108-123.

Conference Presentations

  • Gonzalez, Arturo. “Rise of an American Empire.” Guest Lecture, HIS 102: US History After 1877, University of Miami, 14 February 2024.
  • ---. “Consulates and Conflict:Cuban Institutional Transnationalism during the 1924 Veterans' Rebellion.” Paper presented at Department of History Graduate Student Research Symposium, University of Miami. 6 December 2023.
  • ---. “Everyday Tasks and Hidden Agendas: Cuban Consulates’ Florida Operations.” Paper presented at Florida and 20th Century International Events panel, Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting and Symposium, Orlando, FL. 20 October 2023.
  • ---. “Cables from Cuba: Cross-Strait Solidarity and Politics in Ybor City, 1898-1961.” Paper presented at the Race and Society panel, History Honors Conference, University of Florida. 10 April 2021.
  • ---. “Cables from Cuba: Cross-Strait Solidarity and Politics in Ybor City, 1898-1961.” Paper presented at the Virtual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Florida. 25 March 2021.
  • ---. “Cables from Cuba: Trans-Atlantic Connections and the End of Cross-Racial Unity in Cuban Tampa, 1898-1961.” Paper presented at the Virtual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Florida. 17 November 2020.

Public History Work

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

  • Start: August 2024 Dean’s Fellowship, University of Miami ($76,000)
  • October 2023 Chair’s Travel Award, University of Miami Department of History ($500)
  • May 2023 Levine Latin American History Fund Summer Grant, University of Miami ($2700)
  • August 2022Holmes Fellowship, University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences ($10,000)
  • April 2021 President’s Scholar Award for Latin American History, University of Florida
  • April 2021 Dean’s Medal for Excellence in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
  • May 2020 Daniel J. Koleos Research Award, UF Department of History ($1000)
  • March 2020 University Scholars Program Research Grant, University of Florida ($1750)
  • August 2018 Benacquisto Scholarship, University of Florida

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Miami
    • “United States After 1877”, Department of History, Spring 2024.
    • “Hawai`i and its Pacfic Worlds: or, How Surfing Colonized California and the World”, Department of History, Fall 2023.

Research Assistant

  • Prof. Lillian Guerra, University of Florida
    Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami
    August 2023
  • Prof. Ariel Mae Lambe, University of Connecticut
    University of South Florida Special Collections & University of Florida Special Collections
    November 2021 – August 2022

Other Service

  • Graduate Student Association, University of Miami
    Senator, representing the Department of History
    August 2023 – Present


  • English – Native
  • Spanish – Fluent

Non-Academic Experiences

Legal Field
  • Notary Public
    Gubernatorial appointee
    August 2019 – August 2023
  • Mock Trial
    Judge, Coach, Captain, Competitor
    May 2016 – February 2022
    • Mock Trial Handbook
      Senior Editor and Chapter Contributor
      LitiGators. “University of Florida Mock Trial New Member Curriculum.” Internal distribution, 25 November 2020, PDF.
    • American Mock Trial Association Orlando Regional, Bid to ORCS, 2021
    • American Mock Trial Association Orlando Regional, 1st place, 2020
    • Empire Mock Trial World Champion, 2018
    • National High School Mock Trial Championship, 6th place, 2018
  • Empire Mock Trial, LLC.
    Logistics Officer
    September 2020 – February 2022
  • Ritter, Zaretsky, Lieber & Jaime, LLP.
    Paralegal, temp.
    July 2019 – August 2019
  • Aisle 14, “Bartender's Oath,” Track 3 on Ailse 14, 2023. On Spotify!
Other Service
  • Southeastern Grocers, Winn-Dixie
    January 2022 – May 2022