Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

2019 Dec 06

Seminar Series with Marcelo Ferraro: "The Political Economy of Punishment: Slavery and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Brazil and the United States"

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mount Auburn Street 3R
Presentation Marcelo FerraroThe ALARI Fellow, Marcelo Ferraro, will present: "The Political Economy of Punishment: Slavery and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Brazil and the United States" Read more about Seminar Series with Marcelo Ferraro: "The Political Economy of Punishment: Slavery and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Brazil and the United States"

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2019 Nov 19

Jean Wyllys Santos: "Podres poderes: Lawfare, (des)informação, discursos de ódio e o assassinato de Marielle Franco na erosão da democracia no Brasil“

Registration Closed 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

TSAI Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Jean Wyllys Santos Talk Poster

Jean Wyllys Matos de Santos: Combining the long experience (eight years) as a victim of fake news and hate speech due to sexual orientation, including communication strategies and policies thought of as antidotes during this experiment, his research aims to understand, through...

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2019 Oct 11

Ana M. Silva (University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill): Through The Gate At Media Luna: Slavery And The Geographies Of Legal Status In Colonial Cartagena De Indias

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mount Auburn Street 3R
Ana SilvaAna María Silva is a historian of race, gender, and the law in colonial Latin American cities. She is a Carolina Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan in 2018 and holds B.A.s from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

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2019 Nov 08

Luis Gilberto Murillo: “Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mount Auburn Street 3R

Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia

Luis Gilberto Murillo

Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia is a Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia and a very well-known national political figure in that country. He is a policy expert with nearly 30 years of experience in public...

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2019 Sep 13

Welcome Lunch/Opening Seminar Series

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mount Auburn Street 3R

ALARI is happy to inaugurate the Academic Year 2019-2020 with a Welcome Lunch for faculty, students, fellows, and friends of the Afro-Latin American Studies. The Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies will initiate with Pedro Perez Sarduy's lecture on "The Symbolism of Race in Cuba Today."

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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.

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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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