Racismo vs. socialismo: Un conflicto fuera de lugar (Guest Speaker Robert Zurbano)
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“Racism vs. Socialism: A conflict out of place. Mapping the Cuban Racial Debate, Internal Colonialism, and the New Racist Economy”
Roberto Zurbano Torres (1965) is a writer and essayist, cultural critic, and anti-racism activist. He is the author of the books Elogio del lector (1990), RamÃ³n Rubiera: un astro ilusorio (1992), PoÃ©tica de los noventa: Ganancias de la expresiÃ³n (1994), Los estados nacientes: Literatura cubana y postmodernidad (1996), and essays such as Raza, literatura y naciÃ³n: el triÃ¡ngulo invisible del siglo XX cubano, El rap cubano: un discurso hambriento de realidad and Cuba 2012: Doce dificultades para enfrentar los neo-racismos. He is a two-time winner of the DADOR, a Cultural Journalism award, and the Medal for National Culture. His works have appeared in Temas, La Gaceta, Universidad de La Habana, La Letra del Escriba, Casa de las AmÃ©ricas, Catauro, Movimiento, Afrohispanic Review, Meridional, and the New York Times.
Zurbano works at the Centro de Investigaciones Literarias at the Casa de las AmÃ©ricas. He has given lectures all around Latin America as well as Europe, specializing in popular culture, race, music, and black writers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through his work in activism he recently founded the Proyecto Pichon Haitien, which promotes the contributions of Haitian immigrants to Cuban national culture. He is a member of the UNEAC, LASA, and ArticulaciÃ³n Regional Afrodescendiente de AmÃ©rica Latina y el Caribe, CapÃtulo Cubano (ARAAC).
This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be given in Spanish. Sponsored by the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute. For questions email ccsi_at_tulane.edu.
Call for Papers: National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies
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The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies announces its 2016 Call for Papers for the 24th annual national conference. The conference will be in Baton Rouge, LA, February 8-13, 2016.
Abstracts, not to exceed two pages, should be submitted that relate to any aspect of the Hispanic, Latino, or Chicano experience. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business, and many other subjects. Please indicate the time required for presentation of your paper (25 minutes or 45 minutes).
Abstracts with title of paper, presenter’s name, home and institution/organization address, and email should be post marked by: Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Send attracts to:
Lemuel Berry, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Director, NAAAS & Affiliates
PO Box 6670
Scarborough, ME 04070-6670