The Politics of Black Hair in Havana: Reflections on Sisterhood and Diaspora Solidarity

  Posted by Moriah Ray, MA Candidate at NYU’s Center for Carribean and Latin American Studies. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  In the Summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Havana, Cuba for three months. To prepare myself for myContinue reading “The Politics of Black Hair in Havana: Reflections on Sisterhood and Diaspora Solidarity”

“Hunting Men”: Migration, Racial Discrimination, and Military Conscription in the Río de la Plata

Posted by Keyanah Freeland, PhD Student Department of History As I noted in my last entry, the Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay houses a collection of Afro-Uruguayan periodicals spanning the mid-nineteenth century well into the twentieth. For the past few weeks, I have been conducting research there, parsing through the periodicals of the late nineteenth centuryContinue reading ““Hunting Men”: Migration, Racial Discrimination, and Military Conscription in the Río de la Plata”

The Ties that Bind: The Making of Diaspora in the Río de la Plata

Posted by – Keyanah Freeland, PhD Student NYU Department of History   Historically separated and linked by the estuary of the Río de la Plata, the cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay are not often figured as important sites within the historic formation of the African Diaspora within the Americas. Indeed, since theContinue reading “The Ties that Bind: The Making of Diaspora in the Río de la Plata”

Homecoming Rizado

My name is Saudi Garcia and I am a first year doctoral student in the NYU Department of Anthropology. My research interests lie at the intersection of race, gender, practice theory and digital media activism. This summer, I will be researching the natural hair movement in the Dominican Republic, historicizing and documenting the collection ofContinue reading “Homecoming Rizado”

African Diaspora Spotlight at CLACS this Week

On Monday, April 18th CLACS will be hosting and co-sponsoring events that focus on the culture and current affairs of the African diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America. We begin at 5:00pm with the opening of The Free Black Women’s Library: NYU CLACS Pop-up, as part of the Kreyòl at NYU initiative. Installed at KJCC’sContinue reading “African Diaspora Spotlight at CLACS this Week”

Aponte and His World Conference Dives into A Radical Vision of Slave Uprising

Written by CLACS MA Candidate Constanza Ontaneda Rehman-Khedker Coming soon, on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th, NYU will be proud to host a one-of-a-kind two-day conference centered on the leader of the 1811-1812 massive slave rebellion in Cuba. “José Antonio Aponte. José Antonio Aponte and His World: Writing, Painting, and Making Freedom in theContinue reading “Aponte and His World Conference Dives into A Radical Vision of Slave Uprising”

African Diaspora in the Americas as the Focus of Upcoming CLACS Events

Written by William Ramirez, NYU CLACS MA Candidate In April and May CLACS will be featuring a series of exciting events focusing in the history, culture, and current affairs of the African Diaspora experience in the Americas. These will feature insightful discussions with distingished scholars, performances by renowned artists, and experts on the topics ofContinue reading “African Diaspora in the Americas as the Focus of Upcoming CLACS Events”