Tag: caribbean

TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION FROM THE HISPANIC CARIBBEAN

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Jorge Duany
“The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities”
Tuesday, April 7, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Dominican Diaspora: A Transnational Perspective”
Wednesday, April 8, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar
Thursday, April 9, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

JORGE DUANY (Ph.D., Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He has published extensively on Caribbean migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism in academic journals and professional books in the Caribbean, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Professor Duany’s most recent book is The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States (2002). He is the coauthor of Puerto Ricans in Orlando and Central Florida (2006), Cubans in Puerto Rico: Ethnic Economy and Cultural Identity (1997), and El Barrio Gandul: Economía subterránea y migración indocumentada en Puerto Rico (1995). He is also the author of Quisqueya on the Hudson: The Transnational Identity of Dominicans in Washington Heights (1994). Since February 2003, he has written a monthly editorial column for the newspaper El Nuevo Día. Professor Duany previously served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Director of the journal Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Visiting Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at the University of Michigan, Assistant Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, and most recently Bacardí Family Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

THE DIASPORA STRIKES BACK: CULTURAL CHALLENGES OF TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

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Juan Flores
“Coming Home to Roost: Rethinking Diaspora and Cultural Remittances”
Tuesday, April 28, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“Caribeño Counterstream: Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban Diasporas on the Move”
Wednesday, April 29, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar
Thursday, April 30, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

JUAN FLORES (Ph.D., German Studies, Yale University) is Professor of Latino Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. For many years he has taught Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) and in the Sociology Program at CUNY Graduate Center. His interests include Puerto Rican and Latina/o culture, diaspora and transnational communities, and the sociology of popular culture. He is the author of Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity, Poetry in East Germany, The Insular Vision, La venganza de Cortijo, and From Bomba To Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity. He is the translator of Memoirs of Bernardo Vega and Cortijo's Wake by Edgardo Rodríguez Julià, and co-editor of On Edge: The Crisis of Latin American Culture. His current projects include: Companion to Latino Studies (co-edited with Renato Rosaldo), Boogaloo y otros guisos, and The Diaspora Strikes Back: Cultural Challenges of Transnational Communities.