Thursday, September 7th, 6:00 pm
The Performance of Blackness in Contemporary Brazil, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic
Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Fabiana Lopes, Dadland Maye,
Marcos Teixeira de Souza, Robert Reid-Pharr (moderator)
Martin E. Segal Theatre
This panel explores the performance of blackness in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil and its transnational resonance with black cultural producers in other Latin American countries. Performance here is broadly defined as the cultural expression of blackness in these three countries and beyond, and will be examined through the lens of sociology, literature, art history, and performance studies. While much of Latin American Studies generally marginalizes studies of race relations and blackness, this panel aims to think of the performance of blackness as a basic component of the continent’s identity formation and cultural production.
Image: Alex Morel, On the Road to Ouanaminthe, Haiti, 2015. Copyright Alex Morel.
Cosponsored by Advanced Research Collaborative, and the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY.