Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

2019 Feb 14

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

Repeats on the third Thursday of March until Thu Apr 25 2019 .
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.

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2019 Jan 31

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

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 Feb 01

Seminar Series: “Going to their Own Country:” Black Mariners and Shipboard Life in the Bahian Slave Trade

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

Mary Hicks will present "Going to their Own Country:” Black Mariners and Shipboard Life in the Bahian Slave Trade"

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 agents in...

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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

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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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