Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

2019 May 13

Celebrating Afro-Cuban HipHop: A Panel and Listening Session

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

104 Mount Auburn Street 3R, Hiphop Archive

 

Pablo D. Herrera Veitia is an Afro-Cuban Hiphop producer who has also managed urban musicians and music-related projects in Cuba for over twenty years. He is arguably Cuba’s most influential beat-maker and a pioneer of the Cuban Hiphop sound, which is highly influenced by Afro-Cuban music and culture. To his credit as a cultural producer goes the coordination of the Black August Collective showcases in Havana. Black August has brought to Havana's International Hiphop Festival presentations by Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s Black Star, Hi-Tek,...

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2019 Mar 12

The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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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...

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2019 Feb 15

Seminar Series: "Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity" 

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Pablo D. Herrera Veitia will deliver a lecture on "Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity" 

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...

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2019 Feb 14

Intersectionality, Black Feminism and Social Research: Reading & Discussion Group

Registration Closed
Repeats on the third Thursday of April until Thu Apr 25 2019 .
12:00pm to 1:30pm

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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.

Discussions will be lead by...

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2019 Jan 31

Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

 

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?

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2019 Jan 30

Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies with Mary Hicks

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

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...

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2019 Apr 05

Seminar Series: "Apprenticeship, Penal Servitude, and the Precariousness of Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Brazil"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Martine Jean: "Apprenticeship, Penal Servitude, and the Precariousness of Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Brazil"

This seminar presents research from my book manuscript entitled Routine Imprisonment: Race and Citizenship in Nineteenth Century Brazil, 1830-1890, which ...

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2018 Nov 02

Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies: "Fugitive Mysticism: "Visionary Testimony, Vernacular Theology, and the Archive of Slavery"

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

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...

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