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Chinese Immigration in Cuba

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, 1-132, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Parth Joshi   (847) 491-7980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


LACS are delighted to announce the visit of the Cuban anthropologist María del Rosario Díaz, who will be our guest for the coming week as part of a program co-sponsored with the University of Chicago, MSU and The University of Pennsylvania. This is our fourth attempt to bring Professor Díaz to campus; the other three were stymied by the inability of first Cuban and then US authorities to issue the necessary visas. Professor Díaz received hers yesterday, the last day possible before cancelling once more her trip; hence the somewhat last-minute nature of our announcement.

We are particularly excited about Rosario’s visit because of her cutting-edge work on Chinese communities in Cuba, the oldest yet least-studied in the Western Hemisphere, and on their representations in the work of Fernando Ortiz, one of the founders of anthropology as a modern discipline in Latin America. She will be giving a talk on Thursday, but in addition will have a certain number of times through the week to meet informally for coffee; if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please email LACS to set up a time.

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