Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies

Seminar Series Events

2021 Apr 30

ALARI Seminar Series with Danielle Boaz: "Making/Erasing Africana Religions: Brazil at the Crossroads of Heritage and Intolerance"

12:00pm

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Many Candomblé communities in Brazil trace their central knowledge and practices to the Yoruba people who reside primarily in modern-day south-western Nigeria and who were trafficked in large numbers to Brazil during the final decades of the Atlantic slave trade. In June of 2014, the Alaafin (ruler) of Nigeria’s Oyo state (once the center of the Yoruba Empire) made a...

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2021 Mar 12

ALARI Seminar Series with Carolina Silva Portero: Challenging the Narrative: Unraveling the Relationship between Race & Law in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkcu-tqjkvEtYt_6fTV0hL8yXt7137E6jF

This presentation will connect the colonial inception of legal systems across the Latin American region that enforced racialized social hierarchies with present-day local discourses on the legal rights of indigenous and black peoples. Starting with an examination of the politics of social hierarchy during colonial times, I will explore how liberal ideas in...

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2021 Feb 26

Democratic Resilience Against Political Violence: A Conversation with Congresswoman Talíria Petrone.

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

4:00pm ET / 18h Horário de Brasília

This event is virtual and will be held in Portuguese with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

Speaker: Talíria Petrone, Brazilian Congresswoman
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, DRCLAS

Brazil has been in a state of political turmoil since 2013. Mass protest, a dubiously democratic...

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2021 Feb 24

Affirmative Action in Graduate Studies in Brazil: Possibilities and Challenges

12:00pm to 1:20pm

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Anna Carolina Venturini, Postdoctoral Fellow - IPP-CEBRAP
Moderator:  Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
Discussants: Cristiano dos Santos Rodrigues, Professor of Political Science, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG); and Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva...

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2021 Feb 12

ALARI Seminar Series with Stephanie Noach: "La oscuridad como actor en los grabados de la artista afrocubana Belkis Ayón"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

En esta presentación la historiadora de arte Stéphanie Noach analizará cómo los grabados, Aunque vayamos al cielo, siempre se acordarán de nosotros (1990) y La sentencia (1993), de la artista Belkis Ayón acentúan, simultáneamente, la vitalidad de la oscuridad y su capacidad para proteger conocimientos secretos. Específicamente los de la hermandad religiosa afrocubana Abakuá. A diferencia de investigaciones previas acerca de la obra de...

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2020 Nov 19

Libertades literarias: Afrolatinoamérica escribe

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 17 2020 . Also includes Thu Sep 24 2020, Thu Oct 08 2020, Thu Oct 15 2020, Thu Nov 05 2020, Thu Nov 12 2020, Thu Nov 19 2020.
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Via Zoom

Coordinado con el seminario "Libertades literarias: Afrolatinoamérica escribe," facilitado por la profesora Doris Sommer, este ciclo de conversaciones virtuales explora técnicas y estrategias literarias con brillantes autores. Sus creaciones inspiran a soñar, pensar, reflexionar y recordar porque, por definición, el arte es irreverente con la realidad y por eso es capaz de alentar cambios. El valor agregado de estas conversaciones a las importantes entrevistas ya realizadas sobre...

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2020 Nov 12

Libertades literarias: Afrolatinoamérica escribe

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Via Zoom

Coordinado con el seminario "Libertades literarias: Afrolatinoamérica escribe," facilitado por la profesora Doris Sommer, este ciclo de conversaciones virtuales explora técnicas y estrategias literarias con brillantes autores. Sus creaciones inspiran a soñar, pensar, reflexionar y recordar porque, por definición, el arte es irreverente con la realidad y por eso es capaz de alentar cambios. El valor agregado de estas conversaciones a las importantes entrevistas ya realizadas sobre...

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