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October 25 Vicente L. Rafael visits Comparative Literature to discuss his book

Vicente L. Rafael visits Comparative Literature to discuss his book
The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation. (Duke UP, 2016).
Academic Building, Seminar Room 4052

October 24 Mutant Tongues: Englishes, Vernaculars, and the Postcolonial Humanities in Singapore, the Philippines and the United States

Vicente L. Rafael, Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle
Mutant Tongues: Englishes, Vernaculars, and the Postcolonial Humanities in Singapore, the Philippines and the United States
Pane Room, Alexander Library
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

October 12 “‘Famalay!’ Mapping Community Building and Space-Making among Same-Sex Loving Women in Trinidad”

“‘Famalay!’ Mapping Community Building and Space-Making among Same-Sex Loving Women in Trinidad”

Krystal Nandini Ghisyawan, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies.
Ph.D. Sociology, University of the West Indies, Trinidad
Lucy Stone A268
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow.

April 28 Second Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Symposium

Caribbean Graduate Students

Carolina Alonso: “From The Invention of Man to the Production of the Citizens: A New Jersey Case"

Marlene Gaynair:“Take the A Train: West Indian Carnival/esque and (Re)Construction from Harlem to Brooklyn"

Kevin Champion Young: “Back to Square One: The Dissertation Proposal As Glissant's Nomadism”

 

Organized by Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

 

April 28th,2016, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Lucy Stone Hall, A268.

April 19 Panel “Queer South By North: Sexual Dissidence Across the Americas”

Panel “Queer South By North: Sexual Dissidence Across the Americas” featuring Maria Amelia Viteri (University of San Francisco de Quito), Romina Martinelli (Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, Uruguay) and Francisco Galarte (University of Arizona)

Organized by the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies

April 19, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Pane Room, Alexander Library

April 18 Graduate and Faculty workshop on Ethnic and Trans Studies

Graduate and Faculty workshop on Ethnic and Trans Studies
Francisco Galarte, University of Arizona

Organized by the Departments of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies

April 18, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Conference room, Rith Dill Johnson Crocket Building, First floor

April 14 “Latino and Ethnic Studies as a Critical Pedagogy”

“Latino and Ethnic Studies as a Critical Pedagogy,” featuring José González, Itinerant Teacher, Tucson Unified School District Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Instruction Department for African American and Latino Students.

Organized by the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies

April 14, 2016, 1:40 PM -3:00 PM, Lucy Stone A266

April 14 RAICCS Faculty Brown Bag: Critical Exchange--Belinda Edmondson (Rutgers— Newark) & Carter Mathes (Rutgers—New Brunswick)

RAICCS Faculty Brown Bag: Critical Exchange--Belinda Edmondson (Rutgers— Newark) & Carter Mathes (Rutgers—New Brunswick),

April 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Room TBA

April 13 Screening of Precious Knowledge and dialogue with José González

Screening of Precious Knowledge and dialogue with José González, Itinerant Teacher, Tucson Unified School District Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Instruction Department for African American and Latino Students.

Organized by the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Latino arts and Cultures

April 13, 2016, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM, Livinston Gathering Lounge

April 6 Seminar on Archipelagoes

Elaine Stratford, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia
Brian Russell Roberts, English, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Organized by the Center for Cultural Analysis.

April 6, 2016, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Center for Cultural Analysis, Busch semimar room, 640 Bartholomew Road

April 5 Symposium Archipelagic American Studies

Symposium
Archipelagic American Studies
Elaine Stratford, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia.
Brian Russell Roberts, English, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Organized by the Center for Cultural Analysis, seminar on Archipelagoes.

April 5, 2016, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Location TBA

March 28 Caribbean In/Transit special issue launch

Caribbean In/Transit special issue launch

Organized by Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

March 28, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, Fourth Floor, Alexander Library, College Campus

March 23 Sherma Roberts, Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados

Sherma Roberts, Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados

Organized by the Center for Cultural Analysis, seminar on Archipelagoes.

March 23, 2016, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Center for Cultural Analysis, Busch seminar room, 640 Bartholomew Road

February 17 Gyna Ulysse Talks about her new book Why Haiti Needs New Narratives

Gyna Ulysse
Talk about her new book Why Haiti Needs New Narratives

Organized and co-sponsored by the Consortium on Diversity and Culture in the Americas, Latino and Caribbean Studies and Anthropology

February 17, 2016, 4 PM - 6:30 PM, Livingston Gathering Lounge

February 3- April 2 Exhibition: “Newark ’74: Remembering the Puerto Rican Riots-An Unexamined History”

Exhibition: “Newark ’74: Remembering the Puerto Rican Riots-An Unexamined History”

Opening reception-February 3, 2016, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library, First and Fourth Floor

February 3 “Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution”

Ada Ferrer, New York University
“Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution”

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Cultural Programming Committee and the Latino/a Studies Working Group.

February 3, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Dana Room, Dana Library, 4th floor, 185 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, Rutgers University, Newark

Spring 2016 Theory and the Disciplines Working Group

Theory and the Disciplines Working Group for graduate students and faculty, meeting on January 20, February 3, 17, March 2, 30, April 13, 27, 2016.

Please email Maria Lozano (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be added to the sakai site. Readings will be included under the resources section of this site.

Organized by Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

January 20; February 3, 17; March 2, 30; April 13, 27, 2016

2:30-4:00, Lucy Stone A268

 

February 24 Françoise Lionnet, Director, African Studies Center; Professor, French & Francophone Studies, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at UCLA

Françoise Lionnet, Director, African Studies Center; Professor, French & Francophone Studies, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at UCLA.

Organized by the Center for Cultural Analysis, seminar on Archipelagoes.

February 24, 2016, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Center for Cultural Analysis, Busch seimar room, 640 Bartholomew Road

 

February 25 SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in Latino and Caribbean Studies Electric Santeria at Rutgers

SBS Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in Latino and Caribbean Studies Electric Santeria at Rutgers: Book discussion with Aisha Beliso-De Jesus (Harvard Divinity School)

Organized by the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies

February 25, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, Fourth Floor

 

February 26 RAICCS Sylvia Wynter Distinguished Lecture in Critical Caribbean Studies

RAICCS Sylvia Wynter Distinguished Lecture in Critical Caribbean Studies, featuring David Scott (Columbia University) and colleagues from Rutgers.

Organized by Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

February 26, 2016, 1:30 PM, Teleconference Room, Alexander Library, Fourth Floor, College Campus

 

March 3 Writers at Rutgers: Julia Alvarez

Writers at Rutgers: Julia Alvarez

Organized by the Department of English

March 3, 2016, 8:00 PM, CAC Student Center, Multiprupose Room

 

March 4 Julia Alvarez at Rutgers

Julia Alvarez at Rutgers

Organized by the Department of English and the Center for Latino Arts and Cultures

March 4, 2016, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Several locations.

 

December 10, 2015 LHCS, RAICCS, CLAS Holiday Reception

December 10, 2015

LHCS, RAICCS, CLAS Holiday Reception
Lucy Stone Hall, A266 (Seminar Room)
Time: TBA

December 7, 2015 Enmanuel Martínez, class visit on Coloniality and Junot Díaz Comparative Colonialities course.

December 7, 2015

Enmanuel Martínez, class visit on Coloniality and Junot Díaz
Comparative Colonialities course. Class lecture is open to the public.
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Comparative Literature, 195 College Avenue
Organized by Yolanda Martínez- San Miguel and the Caribbean Colonialities Cluster

November 30, 2015 Haitian Deportations Teach In

November 30, 2015

Haitian Deportations Teach In
Location and Time: TBA

November 23, 2015 Yomaira Figueroa, class visit on Colonialism and Literature from Equatorial Guinea Comparative Colonialities course.

November 23, 2015

Yomaira Figueroa, class visit on Colonialism and Literature from Equatorial Guinea
Comparative Colonialities course. Class lecture is open to the public.
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Comparative Literature, 195 College Avenue
Organized by Yolanda Martínez- San Miguel and the Caribbean Colonialities Cluster

November 12, 2015 Joterías y Mariconerías: Queer and Trans Latino Art and Activism

November 12, 2015

Joterías y Mariconerías: Queer and Trans Latin@ Art and Activism
The Cove at Busch Student Center
6:00 – 8:00 PM Panel 1: Trans Latinx Activism
8:00 - 10:00 PM Panel 2: Queer Latinx Arts Panel

November 2, 2015 Day of the Dead Altar Exhibit /Exhibición de Altares del Día de los Muertos

November 2, 2015

Day of the Dead Altar Exhibit /Exhibición de Altares del Día de los Muertos
Lucy Stone Hall, B-Wing, 2nd Floor, LHCS Hallway
6:00 – 8:00 PM

October 28, 2015 Presentation by Jessica Baker for Critical Caribbean Studies

October 28, 2015

Presentation by Jessica Baker for Critical Caribbean Studies
“Too Fast: Music, Coloniality, and Time in St. Kitts-Nevis”
12 noon-1:30 p.m.
Lucy Stone A256, Livingston Campus
Light lunch will be served.

October 26, 2015 Ousseina Alidou, class visit on Coloniality and African’s Women Writers Comparative Colonialities course.

October 26, 2015

Ousseina Alidou, class visit on Coloniality and African's Women Writers
Comparative Colonialities course. Class lecture is open to the public.
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature, 195 College Avenue
Organized by Yolanda Martínez- San Miguel and the Caribbean Colonialities Cluster

October 12, 2015 Janet Walker, Class visit, Colonialism and Indonesian Literature Comparative Colonialities course.

October 12, 2015

Janet Walker, Class visit, Colonialism and Indonesian Literature
Comparative Colonialities course. Class lecture is open to the public.
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature, 195 College Avenue
Organized by Yolanda Martínez- San Miguel and the Archipelagic Studies and Creolization Cluster

October 12, 2015 Caribbean Artists Lecture Series: Portrait of a Queen: The Recent Works of Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Monday, October 12, 2015, 3:20 to 4:40 PM
Caribbean Artists Lecture Series:
Portrait of a Queen: The Recent Works of Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is a performance artist and Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida. She received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of Art and has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Scholarship, the Ralph Bunche fellowship from Rutgers University, and is a semifinalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
Sponsored by the Department of Art History, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies
Free and Open to the public
For more information, contact Professor Tatiana Flores This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 7, 2015 Jessica Baker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Critical Caribbean Studies

October 7, 2015

Jessica Baker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Critical Caribbean Studies presents at CCA, Busch Campus
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

October 7, 2015 Caribbean Artists Lecture Series: Christopher Cozier

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 from 3:20 – 4:40 PM

Caribbean Artists Lecture Series:
Christopher Cozier
Working across drawing, printmaking, video, and installation art, Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier exposes the social impact of commercial expansion and political opportunism. A Prince Claus Laureate, Cozier has exhibited broadly throughout the world, including recent solo shows in Michigan and Costa Rica. Co-founder of the art space Alice Yard in Port-of-Spain, he promotes the work of artists across the Caribbean through curation and criticism.
Sponsored by the Department of Art History, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies
Free and Open to the public
For more information, contact Professor Tatiana Flores This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 1, 2015 Joint CCS, LHCS and LAS Welcome Back Reception

October 1, 2015

Joint CCS, LHCS and LAS Welcome Back Reception
Livingston Campus, Lucy Stone Hall, second floor
4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

September 25 Dancing with the Spirit: Afro Latino Traditions at the Crossroads

September 25

Dancing with the Spirit: Afro Latino Traditions at the Crossroads; featuring Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble and Ologunde Afro Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble
Nicholas Music Center
Organized by the Center for Latino Arts and Cultures. Sponsored by Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

September 24-25, 2015 Experimental Music in Practice: Perspectives from Latin America

September 24-25, 2015

Experimental Music in Practice: Perspectives from Latin America
http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/music/experimental-music-practice-perspectives-latin-america

April 19, 2015 Public Lecture on Ethics and Trans Studies Francisco Galarte, University of Arizona

April 19, 2015

Public Lecture on Ethics and Trans Studies
Francisco Galarte, University of Arizona
Location: TBA
4:30 – 6:30 PM

April 17-18 2014, CCS Symposium: Radicalism, Revolution, and Freedom in the Caribbean

Radicalism, Revolution, and Freedom in the Caribbean

Friday April 17 and Saturday April 18, 2015

Plangere Writing Center, 302 Murray Hall

 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

3:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Carter Mathes (English and Critical Caribbean Studies, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Screening of Documentary on Racial Inequality in Cuba

“Contra Las Cuerdas” (“Against the Ropes”) followed by Q&A

Moderator: Laura Lomas (English, Rutgers-Newark)

Amílcar O. Cárdenas (Asociación Cubana del Audiovisual)

4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Session 1

Reimagining Caribbean Studies: Slavery, Transnational Identity, and Contemporary Politics

Moderator: Kevin Manuel-Bentley (American Studies, Rutgers-Newark)

Kevin Young (History, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

“At the Crossroads of Empire and Republic: Native American Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Cuba and Mexico”

Marlene Gaynair (History, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

"WHERE'S THE BEEF? Food, Controversy and Citizenship Claims in the

Jamaican Canadian Community"

Hyacinth Miller (Political Science, Rutgers-Newark)

“Black, Foreign-Born and Elected: West Indians in New Jersey's Elected Offices”

Respondent: Michelle Stephens (English and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers New-Brunswick)

6:00 p.m.—6:45 p.m.

Reception

Saturday April 18, 2015

8:30 a.m.—9:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

Session 2

“The Multiple Selves of James Bertram Clarke: A Model for Radical Caribbean Historiography”

Zita Nunes (English and Comparative Literature, University of Maryland)

Moderator: Margarita Castromán (English, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

Respondent: Carolyn Ureña (Comparative Literature, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

10:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. —12:15 p.m.

Session 3

“A Black Kingdom of this World: Imagining Revolution in the Caribbean, 1812”

Ada Ferrer (History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University)

Moderator: Elena Lahr-Vivaz (Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Rutgers-Newark)

Respondent: Laurie Lambert (Visiting Researcher, Critical Caribbean Studies, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Session 4

“Language and Freedom in Anguilla: Understanding Creolization in a Marginal Colony”

Don E. Walicek (Department of English, University of Puerto Rico)

Moderator: Kathleen López (Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and History, Rutgers—New Brunswick)

Respondent: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

2:45 p.m.—3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:15 p.m.—4:45 p.m.

Session 5

New Caribbean Subjects: Ethics and Love in the Decolonial Imaginary

Moderator: Rafael Vizcaíno (Comparative Literature, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

Nidia Bautista (Political Science, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

“Toward an Ethics of Scholarship: Locating the Intellectual”

Carolyn Ureña (Comparative Literature, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

“Of Beloved and Other Demons: (De)Pathologizing Black Love in Morrison and García Márquez.”

Respondent: Carter Mathes (English, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

5:00 p.m.—5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Laura Lomas (English, Rutgers-Newark), Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers-New Brunswick), Carter Mathes (English, Rutgers-New Brunswick)

Organized by Carter Mathes and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and the Cluster of Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory and the Disciplines.

Sponsored by: Critical Caribbean Studies (CCS), the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Department of English, Program in Comparative Literature and the Center for Cultural Analysis.

March 31, Rosamond King, “Transgressive Caribbean Imaginaries:
 Presentation and discussion of Island Bodies and Coloniality of Diasporas.”

Tuesday March 31, 2015

“Transgressive Caribbean Imaginaries:
 Presentation and discussion of Island Bodies and Coloniality of Diasporas.”

Rosamond King, Brooklyn College

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 

Pane Room, Alexander Library, First Floor, CAC

Organized by Yolanda Martínez- San Miguel and the Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory, and the Disciplines Cluster

February 11 2015, Shalini Puri, "The Grenadian Revolution and the US Invasion: A Scholar's Journey"

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shalini Puri (University of Pittsburgh) visits Rutgers-Newark

"The Grenadian Revolution and the US Invasion: A Scholar's Journey"

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Place TBA
Organized by Belinda Edmonson and the Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory, and the Disciplines Cluster

February 10, 2015, Shalini Puri, "Towards an Interdisciplinary Humanities: A Scholar's Journey through the Grenada Revolution"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Shalini Puri (University of Pittsburgh) visits Rutgers New Brunswick and Newark

"Towards an Interdisciplinary Humanities: A Scholar's Journey through the Grenada Revolution"

Shalini Puri, University of Pittsburgh
with comments by Laurie Lambert (Postdoctoral fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies)
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Pane Room, Alexander Library, First Floor, CAC

Organized by Yolanda Martínez- San Miguel and the Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory, and the Disciplines Cluster

 

November 19 2014, Laurie Lambert “Repeating Island: Contextualizing Grenada’s Radical Histories”

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  

Repeating Island: Contextualizing Grenada’s Radical Histories

Laurie Lambert, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher in Critical Caribbean Studies

12-1:30
LHCS conference room (Lucy Stone A266, Livingston).

Organized by Carter Mathes and the Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory, and the Disciplines Cluster

See event flier here. (PDF 847.58 kB).

November 5 2014, Kelly Baker Josephs, "Memories of Things to Come: Anthony Joseph and a Futuristic Caribbean Aesthetic"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kelly Baker Josephs, York College/CUNY

"Memories of Things to Come: Anthony Joseph and a Futuristic Caribbean Aesthetic"

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Lucy Stone Hall, Room A266, Livingston Campus

Organized by Carter Mathes and the Critical Caribbean Studies, Aesthetics, Poetics, and Politics cluster.

October 16 2014, Cuban director Gloria Rolando presents her work

Thursday October 16, 2014

Cuban director Gloria Rolando presents her work

2:00-4:00 PM
Livingston Student Center 201 AB

Organized by Susan Martin Márquez and co-sponsored by Critical Caribbean Studies

October 3rd 2014, Asians in the Americas: Third Symposium

October 1-3, 2014

Asians in the Americas: Third Symposium

Rutgers, New Brunswick

Organized by Kathleen López, Rick Lee, Zelideth María Rivas and Alejandro Lee.

Most events taking place at Alexander Library, Teleconference room, 4th floor, CAC
For program of events, see:
https://sites.google.com/site/asiansintheamericas2014/home

September 29 2014, Melanie Newton “Geographies of the Indigenous: Race, Sovereignty and Law in the Early Colonial Caribbean”

Monday September 29, 2014

Melanie Newton, University of Toronto

“Geographies of the Indigenous: Race, Sovereignty and Law in the Early Colonial Caribbean”

5:00 p.m.
302 Murray Hall, Plangere Annex, CAC

Organized by: Yarimar Bonilla and the CCS Caribbean Colonialities Cluster

See event flier here. (PDF 919.99 kB).

May 1-3 2014 Conference “The Caribbean at Risk: from Hazard Adaptation to Societal Transformation”

The Caribbean islands share many characteristics that put their populations at risk and increase their people’s vulnerability to natural hazards. The region’s geographic position and geological situation expose it to hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanoes that cause loss of lives and property, disrupt livelihoods, and, in some cases, erase years of development and contribute to poverty traps. These hazards are, however, only the triggers of disaster events; a variety of historic, social, human, cultural, economic, political, and institutional factors come into play and influence differential disaster impacts and losses. This situation is complicated by the uncertainty and surprises associated with ongoing and projected effects of global changes (including, but not limited to, climate change). Understanding factors that influence risk and vulnerability is crucial to identify and promote strategies to enhance adaptation, adaptive capacity, and resilience of exposed populations. At this Conference we explore such topics, with particular emphasis on factors that influence Caribbean population vulnerabilities and capacities to manage, cope, adapt, and transform in the face of current and future hazards. Through keynote lectures, case-study presentations, and workshop discussion, we examine factors that influence vulnerability at various scales, identify lessons learned from hazard events, and discuss opportunities for adaptation and transformation. We will pay particular attention to successful experiences that have led to positive outcomes in terms of risk and hazard management, while also discussing barriers that need to be overcome in order to promote best practices, enhance adaptation, and facilitate transformation.

The flyer of the conference can be viewed and downloaded here.

To learn more about the conference visit the website: https://sites.google.com/site/magrann2014/home

April 24 2014 Roundtable on New Directions in Latin@ Sexualities Research

Roundtable discussion on "New Directions in Latin@ Sexualities Research", with Katie Acosta, Susana Peña, and Deborah R. Vargas. The authors will discuss their recently published books in relationship to Latin@ sexualities and the broader questions intersectional identities bring to the study of sexuality in immigrant, ethnic and racial minority communities. The program will highlight Latin@ sexualities research as part of a larger trend to study these topics in Critical Ethnic Studies. The event will take place on Thursday April 24th, 2014, 4 to 6 p.m., Douglas Campus Student Center, 100 George Street, Meeting Room C. The flyer of the event can be viewed and downloaded here.

Roundtable co-sponsored by Critical Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the American Studies Department, and the Committee to Advance our Common Purposes.

April 28 2014 CCS Graduate Student Panel

Critical Caribbean Studies hosts a panel showcasing the work of some of our doctoral students-Monday April 28, 2014, 10:00 am, Seminar room, Corwin A, Douglass campus. With the participation of: Enmanuel Martinez (Comparative Literature), Shawn Doherty (Comparative Literature), Regina Hamilton (English), and Danielle Pritchett (Political Science). Michelle Stephens (Department of English and LHCS) will serve as moderator.  Organized by Regina Hamilton.

The flyer of the event can be viewed and downloaded here.

March 12 2014 Anthony Bogues talk

Professor Anthony Bogues, from Brown University, will give a public lecture on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 titled "Freedom, Emancipation and the Human: the Radical Caribbean Intellectual Tradition: From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Sylvia Wynter." The talk will be at 302 Murray Hall (Plangere Annex) at 4:30 p.m.

March 3 2014 Mimi Sheller talk

March 3 Mimi Sheller talk

Professor Mimi Sheller, from Drexel University, will be at Rutgers on Monday March 3, 2014 delivering a public lecture titled “Sexual Citizenship and a Queer Caribbean”. The talk will be at the Pane Room, Alexander Library from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Welcoming reception with faculty and students at 3:00 p.m. Place TBA.

An abstract of the talk can be viewed and downloaded here; the flyer of the talk can be downloaded here.

Feb. 25 2014 Vanessa Agard-Jones talk

Feb. 25 Vanessa Agard-Jones talk

Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Vanessa Agard-Jones, will give a talk titled “Of Plantations and Pesticides: Sexual Politics in Martinique” on Tuesday February 25, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:30pm at Lucy Stone Building Room A-266, Livingston Campus. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

An abstract of the talk can be viewed and downloaded here.

Feb. 18 2014 Panel Discussion “Mapping Across the Borders of Asian and Asian American Studies”

Feb. 18 Panel Discussion “Mapping Across the Borders of Asian and Asian American Studies”

Book Panel Discussion, "Mapping Across the Borders of Asian and Asian American Studies" co-sponsored by CCS. CCS Affiliate Kathy López part of the discussion panel. Tuesday February 18, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:00pm at Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall (169 College Avenue, 4th Floor). For more information contact Rick H. Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dec 4 2013 Professor Benita Sampedro will be at Rutgers

Professor Benita Sampedro, from Hofstra University, will be at Rutgers on Wednesday December 4, 2013 delivering a public lecture titled “Back to Africa: Cuban deportees and emancipados to Fernando Poo rewrite island Atlantic histories”. The talk will be at the Pane Room, Alexander Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m.   Reception to follow the lecture.  Organized by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Yomaira Figueroa.

An abstract of the talk can be viewed and downloaded HERE; the flyer of the talk can be downloaded HERE.

Nov. 13 2013 Ronald Cummings talk

Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies, Ronald Cummings, will give a talk titled “Feeling Maroon” on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:30pm at Lucy Stone Building Room A-266, Livingston Campus. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The flyer of the Postdoctoral Fellowship can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

Sept 23 2013 Welcome Reception

Critical Caribbean Studies, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies Welcome Reception · September 23, 2013 · LSH A-226, Livingston Campus · 4:00-6:00pm

Apr 26 2012 New Directions in Caribbean Sound

New Directions in Caribbean Sound

A one-day symposium focusing on the aesthetics and politics of sonic culture within and emanating from the Caribbean. April 26th, 9:00 am. to 5:00 p.m. Teleconference Room, Alexander Library. (organized by Carter Mathes and the Caribbean Aesthetics, Poetics and Politics Cluster, with the help and co--sponsorship of Carlos Fernández and CLAC).

  • Panel 1: Sonic Resistance Across the Archipelago
    Introduced and Moderated by Michelle Stephens, Rutgers University
    9:45-10:30 The Peninsular Supplement: Florida's Sound Waves by Alexandra Vazquez, Princeton University
    10:30-11:15 Listening to Negritude by Martin Munro, Florida State University
    11:15-11:45 Q&A

  • Panel 2: Acoustic Caribbean Consciousness
    Introduced and Moderated by Renée Larrier, Rutgers University
    1:00-1:45 Bêtes noires: Women's Rap Personas and Beastly Embodiments in France by Edwin Hill (University of Southern California)
    1:45-2:30 The Acoustics of Diaspora by Michael E. Veal (Yale University)
    2:30-3:00 Q&A

  • Panel 3: Technological Innovation, Shifting Soundscapes
    Introduced and Moderated by TBA
    3:15-4:00 The Science of Sound: Learning from the Reggae Sound System Engineers by Julian Henriques (Goldsmiths, University of London)
    4:00-4:45 Voice, Language, Radio by Alejandra Bronfman (University of British Columbia)
    4:45-5:30 Q&A and concluding thoughts

Apr 24 2013 Jean Beauchamp Talk

Jean Beauchamp Talk

Jean Beauchamp (University of Paris 8, PhD student, Political Philosophy) talk. April 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. Corwin B (organized by Donavan Ramon and the Graduate Affiliates Group).

Apr 15 2013 Archipelagic American Studies Discussion

Archipelagic American Studies Discussion

Brian Russell Roberts, Brigham Young University, will visit Rutgers April 15-17, 2013. He will present a talk entitled "Archipelagic Diaspora, Geographical Form, and Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God" at 6:15 p.m. in Plangere Annex – Murray Hall, Room 302 on April 15, 2013. On April 17, 2013, Roberts will have a conversation with Michelle Stephens on his work entitled "The Coloring of the Sea Almond and Other Archipelagic Legibilities" at 1:00 p.m., in Corwin B. (organized by Michelle Stephens and the Archipelagic Studies and Creolization Cluster).

Apr 12 2013 Re-visiting Images and identities: Thirty years of Puerto Rican Literature

Re-visiting Images and identities: Thirty years of Puerto Rican Literature

One-day conference: "Re-visiting Images and identities: Thirty years of Puerto Rican Literature", April 12, 2013, 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Multi Purpose Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark. (organized by Asela R. Laguna and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel).

March 27 2013 Notes towards Decolonizing 'Gender': Conversations in Methodology (2)

Notes towards Decolonizing 'Gender': Conversations in Methodology

Xhercis Méndez, Binghamton University, March 27, 2013 (Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory and the Disciplines). "Notes towards Decolonizing 'Gender': Conversations in Methodology". 12:00, Corwin B. (organized by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Women).

March 13 2013 Archipelagic Colonial Spaces: The Spread of Disciplinary Institutions in Puerto Rico and the US Insular Territories

Archipelagic Colonial Spaces: The Spread of Disciplinary Institutions in Puerto Rico and the US Insular Territories

Lanny Thompson, University of Puerto Rico, will offer two lectures on March 13, 2013. "Archipelagic Colonial Spaces: The Spread of Disciplinary Institutions in Puerto Rico and the US Insular Territories". 12:00, Lucy Stone A266, Livingston campus and "Imperial Archipelago: Reflections on a Concept and an Argument Regarding the Problem of Governance in the US Insular Territories after 1898". 4:30 p.m. Pane Room. (organized by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Archipelagic Studies & Creolization Cluster).

March 7 2013 Writing through the Visual/Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean

Writing through the Visual/Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean

Writing through the Visual/Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean conference March 7-9, 2013, Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, Douglass campus. (organized by Renée Larrier).

 

Feb 27 2013 H. Adlai Murdoch Lecture

H. Adlai Murdoch Lecture

H. Adlai Murdoch, Tufts University, will meet with the CCS faculty and students at 1:00 pm at Corwin B and will offer a lecture entitled "Seeking Caribbean Subjectivitiy: From the Mangrove to the Diaspora" at 3:30 p.m., February 27, 2013, Rutgers Student Center - Graduate Student Lounge, College Ave campus (organized by Nelson Maldonado-Torres and the Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory and the Disciplines Cluster).

Feb 18 2013 Curating Guantanamo

Curating Guantanamo

Museum Exhibit, "Curating Guantanamo", February 18 to March 28, 2013. Douglass Library Atrium. Curating Guantanamo Conference and Museum Exhibit, March 28-29, 2013. Mabel Smith Douglass Room (Thursday) and Alexander Library (Friday). (organized by Andy Urban and the Department of American Studies).

February 11 2013 The Coromantee Wars: An Archipelago of Insurrection.

The Coromantee Wars: An Archipelago of Insurrection

Vincent Brown, Harvard University, will give the lecture "The Coromantee Wars: An Archipelago of Insurrection." The lecture exemplifies his work on the use of GSI and other mapping technologies in the archives tracking Caribbean rebellions and his work in the digital world more broadly, February 11th, 6:15 pm, Plangere Annex - Murray Hall 302, College Ave Campus. (organized by Yarimar Bonilla and the Caribbean Colonialities Cluster).

Organizing cluster: Yarimar Bonilla and the Caribbean Colonialities Cluster

February 11, 2013 · 6:15pm · Plangere Annex - Murray Hall 302, College Ave Campus

Nov 27-29 2012 A Different Imagination of the Caribbean

A Different Imagination of the Caribbean

A visit by film director and scholar Patricia Mohammed to Rutgers.
Organizing cluster:  Archipelagic Studies & Creolization Cluster)

November 27 - 29
For more information contact: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Anjali Nerlekar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

• Tuesday, November 27: Reception 6:30 p.m. · 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building Conference Room, 162 Ryders Lane · Film screening and conversation with the Director, Patricia Mohammed. “Windows to the Past”-22 mins and “The Sign of the Loa”-20 mins, both edited by Luke Paddington
Moderator: Anjali Nerlekar (AMESALL)

• Wednesday, November 28: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. · Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Alexander Library · Roundtable: “Approaches to Critical Caribbean Studies”
Participants: Aisha Khan (Anthropology, NYU), Patricia Mohammed (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad), Tatiana Flores (Art History and LHCS, Institute for Women in the Arts)
Moderator: Abena Busia (WGS)
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• Thursday, November 29: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon · Center for Cultural Analysis, Room 102, 8 Bishop Place, College Campus. Office hours (for appointments please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

1:40-3:00 p.m. · Lucy Stone Hall B115 (Livingston) ·“Introduction to Caribbean Studies,”  Professor: Kathleen Lopez. (Class open to visitors)

5:00-6:20 p.m. · Lucy Stone Hall A-256 (Livingston) ·“Caribbean Pluralities and Indo-Caribbean  Literature,” Professor: Anjali Nerlekar. (Class open to visitors)

Nov 27 2012 Approaches to Critical Caribbean Studies

Approaches to Critical Caribbean Studies

Roundtable discussion with Aisha Khan (NYU), Patricia Mohammed (University of West Indies), and Tatiana Flores (Art History)
Moderator: TBD
Organizing cluster: Archipelagic Studies and Creolization

November 28, 2012 · 7:00 to 9:00pm · Teleconference Lecture Hall

Past Events

Caribbean Colonialities:

Spring 2012

  • Dr. Kwame Nimako: “The Legacy of Atlantic Slavery: The Unfinished Business of Emancipation,” February 28 public lecture and March 1 classroom visit.

Spring 2013

  • Dr. Vincent Brown: “Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago: A New Cartography of Slave Revolt,” February 11 public lecture and grad seminar visit.
  • Critical Caribbean Studies, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies Welcome Reception · September 23, 2013 · LSH A-226, Livingston Campus · 4:00-6:00pm

Caribbean Aesthetics, Poetics & Politics:


Fall 2011

  • Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas, art exhibit and symposium, co-sponsored with Middlesex County College Theatre and Studio Gallery and the Wald-Po Gallery in New York City.

Spring 2012

  • “Roots, Rasta & Reparations: Bad Friday,” March 26 film screening and discussion with directors.
  • Visual Arts Plenary & AQ/Art Quake prints exhibit, April 12-15 @ Transnational Hispaniolas II conference.

Fall 2012

  • Barbadian artist Annalee Davis, November 7 lecture and classroom visit.
  • “Letters from the Dead: Memory, Urban Violence and Performance in Jamaica,” November 7-9 visit by dramatist Honor Ford Smith and performances and workshops with her troupe, Sistren.

Spring 2013

  • CLAC AQ/Art Quake, March 7 prints exhibit and panel.
  • Angel G.  Quintero-¬Rivera, “Afro-¬Caribbean Aesthetics and World visions of Diversity,” April 8 lecture.
  • New Directions in Caribbean Sound, April 26, one-day symposium.

Archipelagic Studies and Creolization:


Fall 2011

  • “Beyond Creolization and Créolité,” November 14 roundtable with Anny Dominique Curtis and Aisha Khan.

Fall 2012

  • “A Different Imagination of the Caribbean,” November 27-28 visit by Patricia Mohamed, including public lecture, roundtable panel discussion, classroom visits and office hours.

Fall 2013

  • Ronald Cummings, “Feeling Maroon”, November 8 talk
  • Benita Sampedro, “Back to Africa: Cuban deportees and emancipados to Fernando Poo rewrite island Atlantic histories”, December 4 talk. Organized by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Yomaira Figueroa

Spring 2013

  • Lanny Thompson, "Archipelagic Colonial Spaces: The Spread of Disciplinary Institutions in Puerto Rico and the US Insular Territories” March 13 public lecture and grad seminar visit.
  • Brian  Russell  Roberts,“Archipelagic  Diaspora,  Geographical  Form,  and  
  • Hurston’s  Their  Eyes  Were  Watching  God,” April  17 public lecture and grad seminar visit.


Critical Caribbean Studies, Theory and the Disciplines:

Spring 2014

  • CCS Graduate Panel: Enmanuel Martínez, Shwan Doherty, Regina Hamilton and Danielle Pritchett.  April 28. Organized by Regina Hamilton.

Spring 2013
Brown Bag series:

  • Xhercis Méndez, “Notes towards Decolonizing ‘Gender’: Conversations in Methodology,” Binghamton, February 13.
  • H. Adlai Murdoch, “Seeking Caribbean Subjectivity: From the Mangrove to the Diaspora” with Afternoon Public Lecture, Tufts University, Wednesday, February 27.
  • Lanny Thompson, "Imperial Archipelago: Reflections on a Concept and an Argument Regarding the Problem of Governance in the US Insular Territories after 1898," University of Puerto Rico, March 13.
  • Brian Russell Roberts, “The Coloring of the Sea Almond and Other Archipelagic Legibilities,” Brigham Young University, April 17.

Collaborations:


Fall 2011

  • 2011 Meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, September 29 to October 2. Organizer: Nelson Maldonado Torres.
  • Junior Faculty Working Group in Caribbean Studies: with Center for Race and Ethnicity (CRE). Facilitator: Michelle Stephens; other CCS members included: Yveline Alexis, Yarimar Bonilla, Tatiana Flores, Marisa Fuentes, Tami Navarro, Anjali Nerlekar, Kathy Lopez.

Spring 2012

  • Junior Faculty Working Group in Caribbean Studies cont.
  • Re-Imagining Antillean Diasporas, Rutgers—Newark/ New Brunswick classroom visits & speaker series.
  • Alternative Spring Break in the Dominican Republic, March, with CLAC
  • Transnational Hispaniolas II, Conference, April 12-15.
  • Dr. Mimi Sheller, “Metallic modernities in the space age: visualizing the Caribbean, materializing the modern,” with Anthropology, April 18.

Fall 2012

  • Miles Ogborn Public Lecture:  “The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in Jamaica and Barbados” with RBCS and RCHA Co-Sponsors, November 8
  • Gun Hill Road Film Screening, December 6.

Spring 2013

  • Dal Puri Diaspora: Culinary Migrations from India to Trinidad, from the Caribbean to North America, film screening and discussion with directors, March 1.
  • Alternative Spring Break in the Dominican Republic, March, with CLAC.
  • Writing Through the Visual/Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, with The Center for African Studies March 7-9.
  • Curating Guantánamo Conference, with American Studies, March 28.

Spring 2014

  • The Caribbean at Risk, 7th MaGann Conference.  Department of Geography.  May 1-3.  Tania Lopez Marrero. https://sites.google.com/site/magrann2014/home
  • "New Directions in Latin@ Sexualities Research", with Katie Acosta, Susana Peña, and Deborah R. Vargas. April 24.  Organizer: Carlos Decena.

 

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