Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cuban Studies in NYC & Maria Hinojosa in Denver

New Perspectives in Cuban Studies: Panel
Friday, October 23, 2009, 4:00 PM

The Graduate Center, Rooms C203/C204

365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)

"The Road not Taken: Pre-Revolutionary Cuban Living Standards in Comparative Perspective"
John Devereux Professor of Economics, Queens College, CUNY

"New Approaches to Cuban Material Culture"
Raúl Rubio Asst. Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature, John Jay College, CUNY

“South-South Migration between Cuba and Africa”
Katrin Hansing Associate Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, Baruch College, CUNY

This panel presents three emerging perspectives in the vibrant field of Cuban studies. These approaches by faculty highlight the depth and diversity of this field at City University of New York. Refreshments will be served.

About the Speakers:
John Devereux is a Professor of Economics at Queens College of City University of New York. Previously, he taught at the University of Miami, and he received his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. Prof. Devereux's research interests are in growth and economic history. The current project is his first foray into the Cuban economy. His previous research focused on economic growth, development and history. He has published numerous journal articles in publications such as the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic History, Journal of International Money and Finance, American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, and Public Choice.

Raúl Rubio is Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. A Hispanist and cultural studies scholar, Professor Rubio’s publications span Cuban and Cuban-American literature, film, and popular culture. His research on Cuban material culture spans from the global markets of Cuban-oriented products to contemporary island commodification. Rubio earned a doctorate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from Tulane University in New Orleans and holds a Master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont. His work has appeared in numerous academic journals and in the book Cuba: Idea of a Nation Displaced (SUNY Press). He is at work on his book Havana and the Aesthetics of Revolution.

Katrin Hansing is Associate Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College, City University New York. Prior to her position at CUNY she was Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University in Miami. As an anthropologist she has conducted research in Cuba for the past 13 years. Her main areas of expertise include: race/ethnicity, religion, migration, internationalism and civil society. Currently she is working on projects addressing contemporary Cuban youth and the Cuban labor migrants to former COMECON countries. Dr. Hansing received her Ph.D. from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. She is the author of numerous academic and policy publications including: Rasta, Race, and Revolution: The Emergence and Development of the Rastafari Movement in Socialist Cuba (2006). She is also a frequent guest/speaker at conferences, policy forums, and the press. She lived in Cuba for over twelve years and is actively engaged in cultural and academic events and exchanges with the island.

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Women, Power and Politics: An Evening With Maria Hinojosa

Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 PM @ Starz FilmCenter in Denver

Women, Power and Politics: An Evening With Maria Hinojosa
Women, Power and Politics: An Evening With Maria Hinojosa

Happening: Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 PM
Duration: 120 Minutes
Venue: Starz FilmCenter

In partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS

Join PBS Journalist Maria Hinojosa as she explores the question of what it means to be a woman in power.

Given the hoopla surrounding Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton's historical political ascendance, why does the U.S. rank only 69th in the world in percentage of women holding political positions? In her new one-hour special, Maria Hinojosa talks to women leaders around the world and here in the United States for an intimate look at the high-stakes risks, triumphs, and setbacks for women leaders of today and tomorrow.

Among these women are President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, the first woman leader in Latin America who did not have a husband precede her as President, and former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen, now in a tight race for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Hinojosa also travels to Rwanda, where, 14 years after a horrific massacre left nearly one million people dead, women make up nearly half of parliament; and to Manhattan, where ambitious high school girls are competing in a high-stakes debate tournament.

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa has been NOW’s senior correspondent since August 2005, taking on issues such as the child marriage, families in crisis, women and power, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the plight of guest workers. Before NOW, Hinojosa was CNN urban-affairs correspondent and also spent six years at National Public Radio as a New York-based general assignment correspondent. She continues her affiliation with NPR, where she is the anchor and managing editor of Latino USA. In 2008 the National Association of Hispanic Journalists gave her their highest honor, the Leadership Award. On October 1 of this year, Maria Hinojosa was the mistress of ceremonies at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute awards gala, and President Obama gave a speech at the event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great events!
See also Cuba Colloquium Series at NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies:

Monday, October 26, 5-7pm
KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South
Roberto Gonzáles Echevarría, Yale University, "Lezama's Fiestas"

Tuesday, October 27, 2-4p,
KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South Antonio José Ponte, Director, Revista Encuentro, Madrid
“Arte y Política: Los Últimos Años”

Monday, November 2, 5-7pm
KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, Jean Franco, Columbia University, “Ghost Dance in the Field of the Cold War”

Monday, November 9, 5-7pm
KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, Sam Farber, Brooklyn College, “Cuba, 1959: From Political to Social Revolution”

Thursday, November 12, 10-12pm
KJCC Room 404W, 53 Washington Square South
Eduardo Torres Cueva, University of Havana, Title: TBA

Monday, November 23, 5-7pm
KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South
Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh, “Our Most Difficult Battle: The Cuban Revolution’s Pursuit of Racial Equality

Monday, December 14, 5-7pm
KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South
Marial Iglesias Utset, University of Havana, Title: TBA