Ada Ferrer’s Book Wins Prestigious Prize

Ada Ferrer, professor of history and Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution” (Cambridge University Press). The Douglass Prize was created jointly by Yale University’s Gilder LehrmanContinue reading “Ada Ferrer’s Book Wins Prestigious Prize”

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”

Genocide, Narrative, and Indigenous Exile from the Caribbean Archipelago

This spring’s colloquium series Whither the Caribbean? Critical Perspectives on History, Politics, and Culture opened with a talk by Melanie Newton, Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto.  Newton specializes in the social and cultural history of the Caribbean and the history of slavery, gender, and emancipation in the Atlantic World. Newton presentedContinue reading “Genocide, Narrative, and Indigenous Exile from the Caribbean Archipelago”