In 2016, Marielle Franco was elected to Rio de Janeiro’s City Council as a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party. She was a woman of African descent from a favela community who earned a master’s degree. She was a single mother in a committed relationship with another woman. Marielle worked for the welfare of LGBTQ and...
What is it like to be Afro-Cuban today? After more than a decade’s experience as an Afro-Cuban rap music producer, this is the question at the core of Herrera Veitia’s doctoral research in social anthropology. Several premises inform his autoethnographic study. Firstly, how becoming a Hiphop...
Repeats on the third Thursday of April until Thu Apr 25 2019 .
12:00pm to 1:30pm
104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room
The purpose of the group is to promote discussion on the idea of intersectionality both as a political concept originated from the debates within black feminism and as an analytical concept of growing interest and importance in the Social Sciences. The discussions will be based on the reading of texts by authors of feminist critical theory and contemporary social scientists.
The purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around these issues was crucial for this election. The question to the discussion is: Do the division of perspectives and narratives represent a division of Brazilian society about race and gender?
1730 Cambridge Street CGIS S450, Cambridge MA 02138
Mary Hicks will present "Ports of Sanctuary: Maritime Marronage, Imperial Law and the Judicial Imaginary of Enslaved Mariners"
The second chapter of her book manuscript will be discussed and it details multifaceted forms of agency exercised by enslaved African and creole mariners aboard slaving vessels in the mid to late 18th century, arguing that mariners were not only agents in transforming their own lives, but were in fact...
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales UBA, Centro Cultural San Martín, (Sótano Beat), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mesa 1. Presentación de la Especialización y Curso Internacional Estudios Afrolatinoamericanos CLACSO-ALARI. : Alejandro de la Fuente, Angela Yesenia Olaya, Lea Geler, María Elisa Velázquez, Stanley Bailey, Roberto Rojas Dávila. Modera: Rosa Campoalegre.
Nicholas Rinehart: "Fugitive Mysticism: "Visionary Testimony, Vernacular Theology, and the Archive of Slavery"
In the introduction to a 2015 special issue of Social Text on “The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive,” the guest editors posit that scholars of Atlantic slavery and freedom “cannot resolve the tension between recovering archival traces of black life as a means of contesting...