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Latino studies scholar Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel to discuss “Coloniality of Diaspora in the Caribbean: Feminist Creolization in the Caribbean,” November 16, 2015

Latino studies and literature scholar Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel  will lecture on coloniality—a concept interrelating the practices and legacies of European colonialism and its influence on forms of knowledge production in Latin America and the Caribbean. This event will take place on Monday, November 16, 6:30pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture, “Coloniality of Diaspora in the Caribbean: Feminist Creolization in the Caribbean,” will focus on how a critique of coloniality informs the discussion of contemporary works by authors Michelle Cliff, Ana Lydia Vega and Giselle Pineau.

Martínez-San Miguel is professor of Latino studies and comparative literature at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She is the author of Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana (1999), Caribe Two Ways: cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico (2003) and From Lack to Excess: 'Minor' Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature (2008). She edited (with Mabel Moraña) the compilation of essays, "Nictimene sacrílega: homenaje a Georgina Sabat de Rivers" (México: Iberoamericana and Claustro de Sor Juana 2003).  Her most recent book, Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context, is a comparative study on internal Caribbean migrations between former/actual metropolis and colonies, to question transnational and postcolonial approaches to massive population displacements and their cultural productions.

This lecture is sponsored by the Hispanic Studies Department with co-sponsorship from the French and Francophone Studies Department and the Programs in Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Women’s Studies, Urban Studies and Africana Studies.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 20, 2015