Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

Seminar Series Events

2019 Mar 21

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 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

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 poor populations, including families of deceased police members. She was a feminist, a bridge-builder and a radical defender of human rights. She represented hopes of political renewal for countless Brazilians. On March 14, 2018, Marielle and her driver Anderson Gomes...

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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 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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