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Research Colloquium Series - Spring 2014

Each semester, CLACS hosts a Research Colloquium series which combines a graduate level course with a speaker series. The course is co-taught by faculty of distinct disciplines, bringing together different academic fields of study. The event series invites top scholars from around the world to present current research to the NYU community as well as the general public. These cutting-edge themed colloquium series and conferences are the result of faculty working groups.

The title for the Spring 2014 Colloquium series is "Whither the Caribbean? Critical Perspectives on History, Politics, and Culture."

The culture and history of the Caribbean islands will be at the center of this interdisciplinary colloquium. This distinguished speaker series will be organized around key moments of Caribbean history: slavery and the struggles against it, colonialism and independence movements, U.S. occupations, dictatorships, and revolutionary movements, the massive growth of a Caribbean diaspora, and the transformation of the Caribbean islands into so many tourist destinations. We will explore some of the most influential approaches to the Caribbean in cultural studies, anthropology, and history.

Previous Colloquia
"Afro-Latin Soundscapes" Fall 2013
"What's Left of Cuba? Culture, Politics, and Civil Society" Spring 2013
"New Perspectives on Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean" Fall 2012
"Latin American Independence in the Age of Revolution" Spring 2012
"Contemporary Racisms in the Americas" Fall 2011
"Our America" Spring 2011
"Patrimony, Space and Performance in Latin American Cities" Fall 2010
"Decolonization in the Andes: Contemporary Debates and Transformations" Spring 2010
“Cuba: History, Culture and Revolution” Fall 2009
“Hauntings: Contested Memory After State Violence in Spain and Latin America” Spring 2009
“¡Modernity is From Iberia and Latin America!” Fall 2008