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Conversatorio: Black Politics in Latin America Today (Afro-Latin America: Representation, Politics, History Series)

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Co-Sponsor: African American Studies Department
Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Department of African American Studies, and the Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group for the kickoff event of Afro-Latin America: Representation, Politics, History, a series of lectures and conversations in the Winter and Spring of 2021.


Juliet Hooker is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is a political theorist specializing in racial justice, multiculturalism, Latin American political thought, Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (2009) and Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (2017).

Erica L. Williams is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology department at Spelman College. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University. She is the author of Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements (2013) and co-editor of The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology (2018).

Roberto Zurbano is an independent scholar and activist. He is former chief editor at Casa de las Américas in Havana and the founder of Afro-Descendants in Cuba, an antiracist organization he launched in collaboration with Afro-Descendant leaders from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.


Sherwin Bryant is Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University and co-director of the Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group. He is the author of Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage: Governing through Slavery in Colonial Quito (2014).

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