Program

 

The ALARI First Continental Conference on Afro-Latin American Studies / Primer Encuentro Continental de Estudios Afrolatinoamericanos ALARI / Primeiro Encontro Continental de Estudos Afro-latino-americanos ALARI

 

December 11-13, 2019

Barker Center, Harvard University (TBC)

 

December 11, 2019  (Wednesday)

8:30 a.m.   Coffee and Registration
 

10:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks

 

11:30-1 p.m.  

 

Panel 1: Ambigüedad cultural y política en el espacio afroandino

“Los bailes morenos de Arica y Tarapacá: cultura e identidades en movimiento en el norte de Chile”

“Relaciones sociales y culturales afro-indígenas en el norte de Chile, desde la negación al reconocimiento”

“Pachamama, la tierra de los ancestros: usando conceptos afroandinos de territorio y ambiente como herramientas para decolonizar”                                                            

“De bailar Saya a denunciar Tundiqui: Afrobolivianos negociando ‘performance’ para llegar a inclusión en la nación”    

Chair and Moderator: Juan Eduardo Wolf    

 

Panel 2: Cosmovisiones, ontologías y geografías

“Memories and Collective Identity in the Audiovisual Production of the Quilombola Community of Mituaçu, Conde, Paraíba”

  • Rafael Cesar, PhD Candidate, New York University

“Changó, El Gran Putas: significante yoruba, significado bantu”

“Geografías de la negridad: prácticas del ‘adentro’ y ‘afuera’ en la construcción de territorio en el valle del Patía, 1960-2017 (Colombia)”

*Céline Demol, PhD Candidate, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

“De susto, daño al tono y otras enfermedades en comunidades negras afromexicanas de la Costa Chica de Oaxaca (México)”

Chair: Patrícia dos Santos Pinheiro

Moderator: Yilver Mosquera Vallejo

                                                                       

Panel 3: Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latino Digital Decolonization

“PretaLab: Afro-Latin American Women Making a Digital Decolonization”         

  • Maya Anderson-González, Professor, Université Paris EstMarne-la-Vallée, France   “Mapping Afro-Cuban Digital Communities”                                        
  • Camila Daniell, Professor, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro

“Do you dance samba, morena?’”: An Experimental (Auto)ethnography of Afrolatinidad as a Hemispheric Experience                                                             

“Utopian Archives: Collaborative Digital Collections in the Colombian Pacific”

Chair: Eduard Arriaga

Moderator: Tania Lizarazo

 

Panel 4: Afro-Latin American Politics                                          

  • *Andrew Janusz, Professor, University of Florida         

“Afro-Brazilian Political Representation: Legislator Behavior in the Brazilian Congress”           

“Slavery, Violence, and Elections”        

“The Illusion Trap”        

“Ethnoracial Marginalization and the Limits of Democratic Values”                                  

Chair: Andrew Janusz

Moderator: Gladys Mitchell-Walthour     

 

Panel 5: Artes, visualidades y negritudes

  • Aldones Nino, PhD Candidate, International Graduate School, University of Granada/ School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

“Contemporary Art and Folds in Time: Subalternity, Art, and Power”

“Afro-Brazilian Visuality at the Venice Biennale”

“Narrativas visuales afro en los archivos oficiales del siglo XX”

“Conjuring Blackness in the Pampas: Negotiating Racial Democracy in Aldo

Locatelli’s Negrinho do Pastoreio Paintings”

“Imágenes de una ausencia: fotografía y racialidad en Cuba”

Chair and Moderator: Liz Moreno Chuquen

   

1:00 p.m.    Lunch Break

 

2:00-3:30p.m.

           

Panel 6: New Ethno-Cultural Approaches to Afro-Cuban Literature and History

“The Cuban Enslaved Poet Juan Francisco Manzano and the Transatlantic Antislavery Movement”

  • Flora González, Professor Emerita, Emerson College

“Georgina Herrera: el acto de nombrarse mediante el testimonio y el retrato poético”

“Privileging the Silenced: Afro-Cuban Oral and Political History in the United States”

“Africanicity in the Poetry of Rogelio Martínez Furé: Reinventing the Oriki”

Chair and Moderator: Rosemary G. Feal

Commentator: Doris Sommer

                                                                       

Panel 7: Historias frodescendientes in Colombia: Region, Identity, Politics, and Culture

“Peace and Progress: Las mujeres obreras de Cali and Their Involvement in las Juntas de Acción Comunal in the 20th century”

“Between Blackness and Foreignness: The Raizales of San Andrés and Providencia Islands”

  • T.J. Desch-Obi, Professor, Centro de Estudios Afrodiaspóricos, Universidad Icesi

“An African Diaspora Perspective on the Zurrigo”                                        

“Final Abolition and the Problem of Autonomy in the Colombian Black Pacific”

“Afro-Colombians, Slavery, and the Ethics of Colonial Medical Jurisprudence”   

Chair: James E. Sanders

Moderator:Joshua M. Rosenthal, Professor, Western Connecticut State University

Comentator: James E. Sanders, Professor, Utah State University                               

 

 Panel 8: Advances in Afro-Peruvian Studies from Conquest to Independence

Claire Maass, PhD Candidate, Stanford University, coauthor José Luis S. C. Alcalá, Researcher, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

“Proyecto de unvestigación arqueológica La Quebrada: perspectivas bioarqueológicas hacia la historia de esclavitud en el Perú colonial”                                            

“Building Troy in Their Own Image: The Black and Mulatto Guilds of Seventeenth- Century Lima”

  • Ximena Gomez, Assistant Professor, U Mass Amherst

“Writing Art History Without Art: Examining the ‘Collections’ of Colonial Lima’s Black Confraternities”

  Chair and Moderator: Michelle McKinley            

                                                                                         

Panel 9: Representations of Afro-Descendant Women Across the Americas

“Claims of Dignity, Echoes of Past Violence(s), and Current Racist Humor in Venezuela: A Methodological Inquest”

  • Rachel Mamiya Hernandez, Instructor, University of Hawai‘i / Kelly Barros Santos, Professora, Universidade Federal da Bahia / Ana Urpia, Professora, Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia

“Com a palavra, mulheres quilombolas”

“Afro-Latin American Women in 19th Century Representations”

  • *Pollianna Freire, PhD Candidate, Universidade de Brasília/Universidade de Barcelona

“Memória, tradição literária e feminismos ancestrais em narrativas de Carolina Maria de Jesus e Conceição Evaristo”

“O lugar da periferia na literatura latinoamericana contemporânea: o(s) discurso(s) de gênero e etnicidade na literatura brasileira de Carolina Maria de Jesus”

 Chair and Moderator: Pollianna Freire

 

Panel 10: Music and Blackness in Latin America          

“Theorizing Black Music in a Hemispheric Context: Music Genre as Epistemology”

“Between Legibility and Alterity: Black Musical Self-Making in Multicultural Colombia”                                                 

“What is the Urban in Latin Urban Music?”

Chair and Moderator: Marcelo Boccato Kuyumjian

 

3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

Panel 11: Esclavitud y abolición: abordajes históricos

“Maternidade e alforria no Caribe francês: experiências e questões sobre

gênero e escravidão (século XIX)”

“Afro-Latinos in the Age of Inter-American Abolitionism (1791-1863)”

“Un Manual de Piedad para hombres de color: miradas sobre religión,

raza y esclavitud en el Río de la Plata y el mundo atlántico”

“Eustaquio Neves: Images and Memory of Slavery in ‘Valongo: Letters to the Sea’””

“Entre el atlántico y el pacífico negro: afrodescendencia y regímenes de desigualdad en Sudamérica”

Chair: Magdalena Candioti

Moderator: Leticia Canelas

                                          

Panel 12: Perspectivas actuales sobre raza y derecho en Colombia

“Política de drogas y derechos humanos de los afrocolombianos: perfilamiento racial y abuso policial en Bogotá”     

“El reconocimiento jurídico de los aportes culturales negros en Colombia”                   

Daniel Gómez-Mazo, PhD Candidate, Fordham University School of Law / Ilex-Acción Jurídica        

“El derecho a la representación dentro del Estado: la exclusión de los afrodescendientes en la rama judicial y su impacto sobre el movimiento negro en Colombia”               

“Avances jurídicos para combatir la discriminación interseccional por raza y orientación sexual”                                                                                       

“Discriminación en el empleo contra los afrodescendientes: tendencias actuales del derecho constitucional en Colombia de las comunidades y personas afrodescendientes”

Chair and Moderator: Maryluz Barragan-Gonzalez

 

Panel 13: Public Policy and the Politics of Blackness in Brazil            

“Racial Reclassification and Political Identity Formation”                                              

“Intersectional Blackness”                                                

“Black Consciousness at Work: Race and Work in the Mainstream Media”

“Quota System for Blacks: White Opportunism, Frauds, and Hyper-racism in Brazil”

Chair and Moderator: Reighan Gillam    

 

Panel 14: "The Afro-Latin American Research Association (ALARA): Its Inception, 20th Century Contributions, and 21st Century Implications  for the U.S. Academy"

“ALARA: Recovering the Neglected History of Forgotten People Who Left an Unforgettable Legacy”

“Connecting Academia to Social Organizations and Social Movements: ALARA and Its Commitment to Strengthening the Diaspora”

“PALARA and the Interdisciplinary Chronicling of Afro-Latin American Studies”

“ALARA, PALARA, and Reflections on Intersectional and Hemispheric Research in U.S. Afro-Latin American Studies”

Chair and Moderator: Dawn F. Stinchcomb

 

Panel 15: Subjetividades y emancipaciones simbólicas

“Nostalgic Subjects of Colonial Medicine: Trajectories of Sentimentalism in Iberian Slavery”

“Fugitive Masculinities and Gender Outside the State: Black and Latinx Outside the Archives”

Estadual de Campinas

“Escravidão e liberdade no mundo do trabalho do Amazonas Oitocentista (1850-1888)”

Chair and Moderator: Jessica A. Krug

 

5:00-7:00 p.m. December 11, 2019 (Wednesday)

Reception in Thompson Room, Barker Center

 

December 12, 2019 (Thursday)

9:00-10:30 a.m.

 

Panel 16: Raza y territorio: la interseccionalidad entre los estudios afrolatinoamericanos y lo político

· Angela Yesenia Olaya Requene, Research Associate, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University

“Estudios afrolatinoamericanos: aportes desde los marcos transnacionales de movilidad y migración de pueblos afrodescendientes en Colombia y Ecuador”

· Gabriela Rodrigues Gois, Graduate Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

“Narrativas geográficas de los territorios quilombolas en el extremo sur de Brasil”

  • Mario Suárez, Graduate Student, Universidad Icesi

“Qué tipo de racismo de Estado se ha ejercido frente a la población afrodescendiente en la zona metropolitana del Valle de México?”

· Marisol Alcocer Perulero, Researcher, Centro de Investigación y Estudios en Antropología Social, CIESAS, México

“Estrategias de defensa y resistencia de las mujeres afromexicanas de Guerrero frente a la violencia de género”

Chair and Moderator: Angela Yesenia Olaya Requene

                                                                                                

Panel 17: Tradição afrorreligiosa brasileira, resistência e racismo religioso     

“Os direitos dos povos de terreiros na encruzilhada: o uso do atabaque e o meio ambiente”                                                 

“O racismo religioso como a base da violação a direitos dos povos de terreiro”

  • Guilherme Dantas Nogueira, PhD Candidate, Universidade de Brasília; Calundu, Grupo de Estudos sobre Religiões Afro-Brasileiras 

“Tradição Calunduzeira: um conceito diaspórico”                                                           

“Chuta que é macumba: discriminação contra religiões afro-brasileiras, um debate entre intolerância e racismo religioso no Estado Brasileiro”   

Chair and Moderator: Ariadne Moreira Basílio de Oliveira                                                       

 

Panel 18: “I’m not White” is Not Enough: Racial Counterpoints in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies                                                                 

“Racializing Migration: Unpacking the Black-Puerto Rican Experience”

“Decolonizing Afro-Latinx Studies”                                            

“‘I am not White!’: White Denial and Anti-Black Racism in Media Representations”

“Faultless Whiteness: The Need for New Epistemologies in Afro-Latinx Studies”

 Moderator: April J. Mayes, Professor, Pomona College

Chair: Zaire Dizney-Flores

 

Panel 19: Inequalities, Social Policies, and Citizenship: Intersectional Portraits of Contemporary Brazil                                                                                 

“Black University Students, Expertise, and Global Policy Processes”                

“Reconfiguration and Constant Dispute for the Legitimization of Social Policies in Brazil”

“Access to Higher Education and Regional Inequalities”                                    

“Seeing Poverty and Social Policy Through Intersectional Lenses: Beneficiary Families of the Bolsa Família Program in Northeastern Brazil”   

Commentators: Marcia Lima and Rogerio Medeiros

Chair: Rogerio Medeiros

 

Panel 20: Black Feminist Theory from the South of the Americas

  • *Ane Costa, Graduate Student, Purdue University

“From Brazilian Coffee Plantations to the Favelas: An Ecofeminist Perspective of Carolina Maria de Jesus’ Trajectory”

“A marcha das mulheres negras: por um novo pacto civilizatório”

  • Élida Lima, PhD Candidate, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

“Anti-colonizar os afetos da branquitude no feminismo Brasileiro”

  • Raíla Alves, Master in Social Sciences/Afro-Latin Lesbian Activist/Lecturer, Universidade de Brasília/University of Brasilia

“Amefrican Epistemology and Epistemicide: A Black Decolonial Feminist Critique to Academic Spaces”

Chair and Moderator: Angela Figueiredo

 

10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break 

 

11:00-12:30 p.m.

 

Round Table: Arqueología de Afro-latinoaFor the sake of continuity, I'd give Round Tables designated as such a sequential number for easy finding. So, this would be  Panel 20: Round Table, Arquelogia de ETCmericanos y concepto de nación                                                                                                            

· Kathryn Sampeck, Professor, Illinois State University

· Daniel Schavelzon, Researcher, University of Buenos Aires

· Daniela Balanzátegui, Professor, U Mass Boston

· Felipe Gaitan-Ammann, Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

· Heriberto Erquicia, Professor, Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador

· Johana Caterina Mantilla Oliveros, PhD Candidate, Universidad de Colonia, Alemania

· Lucio Menezes Ferreira, Professor, Federal University of Pelotas

· Jamesson dos Santos Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

· Marguerite L. De Loney, Stanford University

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Panel 21: Relaciones y comparaciones afro-indígenas                                 

“Afro-indígenas y la reivindicación de derechos colectivos: un análisis del pueblo Garifuna en Honduras”                                                                                          

“Black and Indigenous Marxisms and the Making of the Colombian Left, 1930-1948” 

“La historia después del olvido: relaciones afro-indígenas en Chile colonial y el caso del corregimiento de Coquimbo, siglos XVII-XIX”                                                         

Chair: Montserrat Arre Marfull

Moderator: Laura Correa Ochoa                                                                                                                

 

Panel 22: La internacionalización y redes interamericanas para combatir el racismo

“Los estudios culturales como fórmula para politizar la teoría y teorizar la política desde una perspectiva afrodescendiente”

“La educación como estrategia para combatir el racismo, la discriminación racial, la xenofobia y las formas conexas de intolerancia”

“La internacionalización de las luchas afrodescendientes como estrategia de negociación y protección del sujeto de derecho afrodescendiente en toda la región”

  • Tonija Hope Navas, Directora del Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center y Doctoranda, Howard University

“Construyendo puentes a través de ‘Study Abroad’”

“San Basilio de Palenque: resistencias y luchas libertarias entre el ayer y hoy”

Chair and Moderator: Bernd Reiter, Director del Instituto de Estudios de América Latina y del Caribe (ISLAC), University of South Florida, Coordinador del grupo de trabajo sobre Afrodescendientes de ISLAC      

 

Panel 23: Identity Performance in Dominican Republic

  • *Benoît Vallée, Graduate Student, State University of New York at Albany

“Performing Hip-Hop Blackness Within the Transnational Dominican Society”

“Born Again Black: The Racial Politics of Transnational Dominican Evangelicalism”

“Diáspora as Method: Deferred Belonging in the Dominican Republic”

Chair: Christina C. Davidson

Moderator: Mónica Espaillat Lizardo

 

Panel 24: Violencia y territorios afrodescendientes

“‘'Now we are a black community’:  Ethnic Discourse and Forms of Political Organization in Islote (Bolívar, Colombia)”

“From a National Day to a Seat at the Table”

“Black Visions of Peace: From Transitional Justice to Protecting Black Lives”

Moderator: Kaysha Corinealdi

                                                                                                                              

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break 

 

2:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Panel 25: Afro-Latino Identity Performance                                                        

“Performing Decolonial Moves: Praxis from the U.S. Afro-Latina Margins”

Justin D. García, Professor, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

“‘Who, and What, Is ‘Latino’ Anymore’?: Teaching Latino/a Studies In an Age of Afro-Latinidad, Intersectionality, and Anti-Essentialism in Trump’s America”        

“Queering Garifuna: The Diasporic Politics of Black Indigeneity in New York City”

  • Rocío Gil, Professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana           

“Without Documents. Understanding Blackness from a Borderland Perspective”    

Chair and Moderator: Paul Joseph López Oro

 

Panel 26: Spectres of Slavery: African-Descended Women and Liminal Freedom in Colonial Spanish American Port Cities                                    

“Fragile Fortunes: Afro-Descended Women, Property Seizures, and the Remaking of Urban Cartagena de Indias”

“In-between Prosecution and Sentence: Afro-Descendant Women and Inquisition Carceral Spaces in Cartagena de Indias”                                                                     

“African Descendant Women in the Urban Milieu: Freedom and Slavery in Late-Colonial Veracruz”                                                                                           

“Speaking the Same Language: Free Women, Maroons, and Parallel Expectations

Chair: Michelle McKinley, Professor, University of Oregon Law School

Moderator: Ana María Silva Campo

 

Panel 27: Myriad Sites of Struggle: Black Women’s Politics and the State in Latin America                                                                                                    

“Bem-Viver o Bem-Gozar: Towards a Black Feminist Pleasure Praxis for Afro-Brazilian Women in Brazil”

  • Erika Denise Edwards, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Co-author Maria Florencia Guzman, Researcher, Conicet/Geala-Universidad de Buenos Aires.)

“María Remedios del Valle, ‘The [Black] Mother of a [White] Nation’: Reclaiming Argentina’s Black Past”                                                                             

“Detour to National Politics: Afro-Caribbean Women in the Costa Rican (White) State”

“Grieving Geographies/Bodies: Black, Indigenous, and Poor Mestiza Women Against Environmental Racism in Oaxaca, Mexico”                                                                     

  • *Prisca Gayles, PhD Candidate, Williams College/ Bolin Fellow in Africana Studies

“‘I’m not your fetish’: Cultivating a ‘Black Feminist Capital’ to Combat Institutional and Quotidian Racism in Argentina”

 Chair and Moderator: Erika Denise Edwards

                                                      

Panel 28: Hemispheric Dialogues and Black Transnationalism in Afro-Latin America: Movements, Cultures, and Networks of Solidarity   

“Lembrando o movimento Black Rio: musica soul e consciencia negra no Brasil dos anos 1970”

  • Julia Roth, Professor, Bielefeld University (co-author *Matti Steinitz, Research Associate and Coordinator Black Americas Network, Bielefeld University)

“The Black Americas as Research Perspective: Fusing Approaches from Afro-Latin American and InterAmerican Studies”

“Bridging Diasporas: The West Indian Experience in Panama”

“Nuevos activismos en el Caribe: alianzas regionales antirracistas en Cuba y vacíos y desafíos de la conciencia racial caribeño en el siglo XXI”

Chair: Matti Steinitz

Moderators: Julia Roth and Matti Steinitz

 

Panel 29: Pueblos afrodescendientes en América Latina: realidades y desafíos

“La agenda política afrodescendiente de América Latina en el marco del decenio”

“Una reflexión en torno a la situación de las organizaciones y redes afrodescendientes en América”

“La agenda política afrodescendiente de América Latina en el marco del decenio”      

“Problemáticas de los afrodescendientes en la región (presentación de índice sintético)

Chair and Moderator: John Antón Sanchez

 

3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

Panel 30: Buenos Aires disputada: afrodescendencia y categorías racializadas en clave históricay contemporáneas

· María Florencia Guzmán, Researcher, Conicet/GEALA-Universidad de Buenos Aires

“Identidades y categorías racializadas en tiempos republicanos y de abolición de la esclavitud, Buenos Aires, 1813-1840

· Lea Geler, Researcher, Conicet/GEALA-Universidad de Buenos Aires

“ Los afroporteños y las políticas de vivienda en Buenos Aires (fines del siglo XIX y siglo XX): construir la blanquitud”

· María de Lourdes Ghidoli, Researcher, GEALA-Universidad de Buenos Aires

“Entre lo grotesco y lo heroico: afrodescendencia y cultura visual en publicaciones para la infancia, Buenos Aires, década de 1930”

· Eva Lamborghini, Researcher, GEALA-Universidad de Buenos Aires

“Expresiones culturales afrolatinoamericanas en una ciudad “blanca”: articulaciones entre política, memoria y performance en Buenos Aires contemporánea”

Chair: Paulina Alberto

Moderator: Lea Geler

 

Panel 31: Blackness and Brazilian Ideologies of Race Mixture

· Alvaro Jarrín, Professor, College of the Holy Cross

“Blackboxing Miscegenação: Racial Mixture, Exceptionalism, and Scientific Racism in Contemporary Brazil”

· Chinyere K. Osuji, Professor, Rutgers University, Camden

“Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race”

· Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Professor, University of South Florida

“Child’s Play: Negotiating Blackness and Racial Mixture Among Brazilian Children”

· Jasmine Maria Mitchell, Professor, State University of New York, Old Westbury

“Mulatas and Morenas: Telenovelas and Managing Racial Mixture”

· Tanya Katerí Hernández, Professor, Fordham University Law School

“Northern Migrations of Latin American Race Ideologies”

Chair and Moderator: Jasmine Maria Mitchell

 

Panel 32: La luca contra el racismo en el siglo XX

*Elaine de Souza Almeida, Researcher, Universidade de São Paulo

“Teatro experimental do negro e os palcos de São Paulo: espaços de disputa e luta contra o racismo”

· Orlando César Deávila Pertuz Professor, Universidad de Cartagena

“The Politics of Racial Democracy in Cartagena During the Twentieth Century”

· Paul Cruz Rosa, PhD Candidate, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe

“El panafricanismo y la Asociación Universal de Desarrollo Negro en Puerto Rico, 1920-1926”

Chair: Elaine de Souza Almeida

Moderator: Orlando César Deávila Pertuz and Paul Cruz-Rosa

 

Panel 33: Comparative Subjectivation and Transnational Diasporic Linkages Among Afro-Descendant Women

“A Requiem of Memories of Slavery: An Ode to Hope”

  • Iasmim Vieira, Graduate Student, Universidade Estadual de Campinas/UNICAMP

“A construção da identidade feminista para as trabalhadoras rurais do nordeste brasileiro: uma nova forma de ser mulher rural”

“Dos quiombos  às favelas: mulheres negras e as Jornadas de Resistência na diáspora latino-americana e caribenha”

“Participación política de mujeres en el movimiento negro-afromexicano”

Chair: Diogivânia Maria Silva

Moderator: Isis Natureza Oliveira da Silva

 

Panel 34: Educación e Inclusión en Brasil

“Are race-conscious remedies in Brazil building a new concept for race?”

“O movimento negro brasileiro na luta por educação: história e antirracismo nas escolas e nos currículos”

“Para além da Inclusão: Ação afirmativa no Brasil, Ensino superior e a formação de uma nova geração de intelectuais negros.”

Chair: Amilcar Araujo Pereira

Moderator: Andréa Lopes da Costa Vieira

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

December 13, 2019 (Friday)

 

9:00-10:30 a.m. Panels

 

Panel 35: Representaciones y agencias afrodescendientes I

  • Francisco Flórez, Professor, Universidad de Cartagena

“‘Los negros también piensan’: explotación minera, tropicalización y defensa territorial en una antigua sociedad esclavista, Chocó (Colombia), 1914-1945

“La prensa política afrodescendiente en la primera mitad el siglo XX: los casos de Previsión (Cuba) y PAN (Uruguay)”

“‘Quítate de mi escalera, no me hagas oscuridad’: imágenes de lo ‘negro’ en la antropología colombiana 1930-2016”

“Los afrodescendientes y el proyecto libertario en Colombia”

Chair and Moderator: María Elena Oliva

 

Panel 36: Security and Human Rights in the International Decade of Afro-Descendants                                                                                                                          

“Specifying the Relationship Between Ethnoracial Inequality and Mobilization: The Structural Path Towards Territorially Racialized Positions, Dispositions, and Capitals in Colombia”       

“Framing Progress: Urban Branding and the Symbolic Economy of Race and Place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia”             

“Searching for Peace In Spite of the Police State: Similarities and Distinctions in a Brazilian and Colombian Case Study”                                                                                  

“Peace, Security, and Human Rights in the Americas in the UN Decade of Afrodescendants”

Chair: Juan D. Delgado

Moderator: Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

 

Panel 37: To Affirm Her Space, Place, Body, and Voice: Brazilian Black Women’s Resistance

“Black Diasporic Feminism and Collective Intimacy: Toward a Hemispheric Approach to Contemporary Black Politics and Mobilization in the Américas”

“Inscribed and Erased: Black Women’s Politics and the Case of Domestic Work in Brazil”

“Empress Epistemologies and Negritude Musicality: Jamaican Reggae and Brazilian Samba Reggae in Conversation”

  • Ugo F. Edu, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

“Beauty and the Black: Politics of Aesthetics and Black Reproduction in Brazil”

Chair: Jaira J. Harrington

Moderator: Alysia Mann Carey

 

Panel 38: Corporalidades, performances: artes y artistas afrodescendientes en Latinoamérica

“Making Cubanidad Through Vanguardia Music During the 1940s in Cuba”

  • Elena Palmero González, Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

“Afrolatinoamericanidades: voces y cuerpos negros en la poesía oral latinoamericana contemporánea”

“Cuban Ballet and Race: The Moving History of Caridad Martínez”

“Artistas afrodescendientes del Chile colonial y republicano: upresencia histórica continental”

¿Qué es los que rapean? Circulación de expresiones culturales y la influencia de los discursos raciales y de género

Chair and Moderator: Cary Aileen García Yero

 

Panel 39: Black Subjecthood: Religion and Performance in the Colonial Atlantic

“Sacred Waters: Kalunga and Baptism in the colonial Caribbean.”

“Afro-Catholicism and Citizenship in Early Haiti”

"Afro-Mexican Confraternities and Self-Governance."

Chair and Moderator:

Sherwin Bryant, Professor, Northwestern University

 

10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

 

11:00-12:30 p.m.

 

Panel 40: Representaciones y agencias afrodescendientes II

“Visual and Material Markers of Freedom: Reading Images of Afro-Brazilian Laborers During Gradual Abolition and Beyond”

  • Ayinde Madzimoyo, PhD Candidate, Florida International University

“Spaces of Resistance: Mountains, Forests, and Marronage in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, 1815-1880”

  • Cristina Wissenbach, Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

“Para além da escravidão: modos de ser, de pensar e de sentir expressos nas cartas de Theodora da Cunha Dias (São Paulo, 1860)”

  • *Elsa Maxwell, Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

“Nineteenth-Century Afro-Caribbean Writers: Abolitionism, Authorship and the Public Sphere”

Chair and Moderator: Elsa Maxwell

 

Panel 41: Mujeres afrodescendientes: luchas, representaciones, prácticas

“Representación de la mujer afroescendiente en el filme mexicano La negra Angustias”

“Diasporic Identity and Port City Networks in the Early Modern Caribbean”

“‘The place for blacks is in the kitchen’: Naturalization and Invisibilization of Female and Black Culinary Work in Brazil”

Chair: J.M.H. Clark

Moderator: Taís de Sant'Anna Machado

 

Panel 42: La presencia africana en México: historia, culinaria, y música                  

“Las retenciones de la culinaria afro-veracruzana: un discurso para iluminar a los afrodescendientes mexicanos”                                                                                    

“Arte afromexicana y audiencia de la música popular en la Costa Chica”                      

“La expresión rítmica del baile de artesa y la identidad cultural de los afromexicanos de la Costa Chica de Guerrero y Oaxaca”

“Fronteras de libertad: esclavizados fugitivos del sur estadounidense a México, 1821-1865”                                                                      

 “Cautivas madres y yatólicas: las raíces afro-mexicanas de los gens du couleur Saint-Domingue (Haití), 1683-1700”

Chair and Moderator: Dora E. Careaga-Coleman

 

Panel 43: Educación e inclusión en Brasil                                                               

“Are Race-Conscious Remedies in Brazil Building a New Concept for Race?”

“O movimento negro brasileiro na luta por educação: história e antirracismo

       nas escolas e nos currículos”

“Para além da inclusão: Ação afirmativa no Brasil, ensino superior e a formação de uma nova geração de intelectuais negros”          

Chair: Amilcar Pereira

Moderator: Andréa Lopes da Costa Vieira

 

 

Panel 44: Afro-Latina Identity across the Americas

“Haciendas cañeras, despojo y rebeliones femeninas en Territorio Ancestral Afroecuatoriano.”

“Quem Sabe De Mim Sou Eu?: Construção Do Feminino Negro Em Redes Sociais On-Line.”

Becoming Afroargentina: Feminismo negro and intersectionality in Afrodescendant youth civic identity formation in Buenos Aires

“Embracing African Gods and Latin American (Queer) Femininities: Borderlands and “The Spanish Nation” of Spirits in Guyanese Komfa”

 

12:30 Luch Break

 

2:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Panel 45: Frente a la discriminación hacia afrodescendientes: acciones y revisión crítica de diseños

  • Alina Sarahi Gómez Rivera, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

“Los personajes afrodescendientes perfilados por esquemas raciales”

  • Helen Patricia Peña Martínez, Directora de ONG Internacionales de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos

“La cooperación de las instituciones nacionales de derechos humanos de Iberoamérica a favor de las poblaciones afrodescendientes”

  • Mireya Morales Peña, Universitat de Barcelona/ Dirección General de Regularización Territorial, México

“Centro histórico de la Ciudad de México: sitio de memoria de la esclavitud africana”

 

Panel 46: Políticas afirmativas e produção de conhecimento de intelectuais negros

“Políticas educacionais e direitos humanos: intersecção de raça, gêneros e sexualidades na educação latinamericana”

“Orixás, educação e diáspora afro-brasileira”

“Produção de conhecimento e de narrativas antirracistas em movimentos sociais iniciados a partir de contextos de violência do Estado”

Chair and Moderator: Jeana Morrison

 

Panel 47: Decenio internacional ara la población afrodescendiente: experiencias en Brasil, Colombia, y Honduras                                           

  • Ana Barreto, Graduate Student, The New School
  • Edwin Álvarez Norales
  • Lina Hurtado

 

Round Table: Aquí se encuentran: Afro-Latinx Cultural Production and the Women of Hip-Hop

Moderator: Carlos Burgos

 

3:30-5:00 p.m. Closing Reception - Thompson Room