Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

Seminar Series Events

2022 Oct 21
2022 Apr 08

ALARI Seminar Series with Laura Correa Ochoa: Black and Indigenous Mobilization in Colombia, 1930-2022

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlfuigqDMrHdzrRiXLJMVEH_0N8HQF4_k5

The talk will talk about my book project which studies the entwined histories of Black and Indigenous mobilization in Colombia from the 1930s to the present. My book seeks to re-write the history of social movements in Colombia through the ideas and actions of these populations. 

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2022 Mar 11

ALARI Seminar Series with Tanya Saunders: Black Brazilian Artivists’ Epistemic Challenges to Coloniality of Affect  

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Register here:  https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldu-tqz4oGdKktaxahMhIpJuucq3qh48W

This presentation has three goals: First, to illustrate the epistemological interventions of Black Brazilian queer artivists in theories of Black liberation through naming and defining their sexual-dissident-subjectivities and the affective modes they engender, such as the feeling of solidão (solitude). Second, to contribute to efforts to decolonize the academy in the...

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2022 Feb 11

IAP-UAM Lecture Series with Ofelia Lopez: After the Skin: Representing Race in Cuban Literature (1882-1991)

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Via Zoom

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In Spanish. En español.

This presentation explores literary representations of racial mixture in the Cuban literary production from the colonial era and the Special Period in Time of Pace (1990), a period of severe economic crisis resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union....

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2022 Feb 04

ALARI Seminar Series with Luis Gilberto Murillo: Política ambiental y climática: Enfoque diferencial para Pueblos Afro-descendientes en las Américas

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwod-ihqjsvGNRWK2lx9e_zupP_vWC6aCeo

Este seminario fue programado para el 3 de diciembre 2021, pero no se pudo llevar a cabo por razones técnicas. 

Los efectos del cambio climático representan una gran amenaza para la población afrodescendiente de las Américas, ya que estos han exacerbado las condiciones de vulnerabilidad y han intensificado la exposición ante riesgos ambientales e injusticias socioeconómicas. Al mismo tiempo, estas comunidades están en una posición única para liderar una variedad de...

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2021 Dec 02

THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN LA ESPAÑOLA: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the First African Slave Revolt in the Americas

Thu - Fri, Dec 2 to Dec 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

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On the second day of Christmas in December of 1521, African Black enslaved people near Santo Domingo City broke free from their captivity, took to the streets, taking the lives of Spanish colonists that kept them in bondage and bought them as commodities. Consequently, the Spanish authorities issued laws to punish the rebels and prevent Black people from attempting to rise up again for their freedom. The Santo Domingo Slave Revolt of 1521 and the Slave Laws of 1522 have been recorded as the first of their kind in the history of the Americas. It...

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2021 Nov 19

Book Presentation: Ediciones El Puente and the Gaps of the Cuban Literary Canon - Post-revolutionary cultural dynamics

12:00pm to 2:00pm

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Author: María Isabel Alfonso, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s College 
Discussant: César A. Salgado, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Graduate Adviser in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin
Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira...

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