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An offshoot of the TRANSNATIONAL HISPANIOLA II: Bodies, Commodities, Cultures and Regimes of Mobility conference held at Rutgers University April 12-15, 2012, this essay describes the project led by a collection of scholars, including CCS affiliate Carlos Decena and CCS fellow Yveline Alexis, to hold a three-part workshop on Haitian-Dominican relations that examines the daunting challenge of reframing scholarly and activist debates on Haitian and Dominican knowledge production and pedagogy. The essay can be found in Radical History Review 115 Winter 2103.

This project, lead by CCS affiliate Tania López-Marrero, developed a series of maps for the Insular Caribbean called cartograms –a type of map that allows to “redraw” conventional maps by varying the size and shape of the geographic units in relation to the quantity they represent. The maps display various topics regarding population and environment in the region. They were developed by López-Marrero and undergraduate Rutgers student Kae Yamane. The maps form part of the Cartographic essay “The various shapes of the Insular Caribbean: Population and Environment”, which was published as part of the Special Issue of Caribbean Studies “Get up, Stand up”: Environmental Situation, Threats, and Opportunities in the Insular Caribbean.

The Cartographic essay can be accessed and downloaded pdf here .

Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas: exhibition curated by CCS affiliate Tatiana Flores (Departments of Art History and Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies ) with the support of Michelle Stephens (Departments of English and Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies). The event was part of CCS cluster “Caribbean Aesthetics, Poetics and Politics” activities.

Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas e-catalog with art, interviews and essays can be accessed and downloaded here.

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