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”

#YoSoyNicky: Anti-Discrimination Activism in the Dominican Republic

by Saudi Garcia (Department of Anthropology Doctoral Student) Activity buzzed around me in the nearly empty-space of the salon floor as I sat on a small stool and managed the phone line, cellphone and the locked glass door. At 10 AM, a call rang through the landline and on the other side, a young womanContinue reading “#YoSoyNicky: Anti-Discrimination Activism in the Dominican Republic”

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”