Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America
Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the Afro-Latin American diaspora. The aim of this conference is to help emerging scholars in the U.S. and Latin America develop the burgeoning field of Afro-Latin American studies by creating an interdisciplinary dialogue bridging (but not limited to) African American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Ethnomusicology, Education, Economics, Political Science, Gender Studies, and Communication Studies. The conference’s keynote roundtable will feature distinguished scholars in the field Dr. Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Dr. Ochy Curiel-Pichardo, Dr. Santiago Arboleda, Dr. Agustín Lao-Montes, and Dr. Alejandro de la Fuente.
Co-sponsored with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies