Tania Mastrapa

Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies

Tania C. Mastrapa is a specialist in Communist and post-Communist property reform in Europe and Latin America. She is the founder of Mastrapa Consultants (www.mastrapaconsultants.com), a practice that focuses on the areas of privatization and confiscated property in Cuba. She also assists prospective foreign investors seeking to avoid trafficking in confiscated property on the island. She has published works on art looting, property claims, compensation taxation, and transitional justice.

Dr. Mastrapa speaks frequently throughout Europe and North America about post Communist property restitution. Her academic and research interests include exile studies, immigration, and transitional justice.


  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Property Rights in Transition 


  • B.S. Carroll School of Management, Boston College, 1994
  • M.A.L.D. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1999
  • Ph.D. Graduate School of International Studies, University of Miami, 2006
Contact: Mastrapa@iwp.edu


  Return Our Churches: Murder, Theft and Denial
  KUR Journal publishes article by Prof. Tania Mastrapa on the looting of Cuba
  Prof. Tania Mastrapa discusses communist journalists: "Engineers of human souls"
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