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Afro-Latinx Studies Now: Histories, Hurricanes, and Futurities (I, II, III)

Latino Studies Association, Washington D.C. 

The Futures of Afro-Latinx Studies Part 1: Afro Latinx Histories

Friday July 13th @  8:30-10:00am

  • Yomaira Figueroa, Organizer
  • Keishla Rivera, Moderator
  • Omaris Zamora, Respondent
  • Cristina Pérez Jiménez: Synchronizing Struggles: Radical Blackness in 1940s New York
  • Christian Ramírez: Afro-Indigenous Maroon Community Formation: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Morenos de Ampa, Veracruz
  • William García: Diaspora Dystopias: Afro-Latinx Studies as a Field and the Impossible

The Futures of Afro-Latinx Studies Part 2: Femme Futurities and Epistemologies

Friday July 13th @  10:15-11:45am

    • Yomaira Figueroa, Organizer
    • Angelica DeJesus, Moderator
    • Cristina Pérez Jiménez, Respondent
    • Judith Rodríguez: The Black Feminine Form in Rosario Férre's When Women Love Men
    • Omaris Zamora: Black Poetic Theorizations of AfroLatinx Womanhood
    • Yomaira Figueroa: The Other and The One: Afro-Latinx Spirituality and Worlds / Otherwise


    Part 3: Of Hurricanes, Colonial Dystopias, and Resistance

    Friday July 13th @  1:45-3:15pmn

    • Yomaira Figueroa, Organizer
    • Yomaira Figueroa, Moderator
    • Judith Rodríguez, Respondent
    • Keishla Rivera: The Politics of Utopia, Race, and Citizenship Post-Hurricane
    • Maria Angelica DeJesus: Reforestation and Resistance in Times of (Colonial) Crises: The Case of Puerto Rico
    • José Fuste: María’s Uncounted: Accounting for Boricua Subalternities in the Face of (Un)natural Disasters and (Il)legitimate Debt Colonialism