A lecture by Professor Lucía Suárez from Amherst College. Hosted by the UCLA Working Group on Caribbean Studies
Lucía M. Suárez is a writer, critic, essayist, and dancer. Her research and work have taken her around the world, to places like Brazil, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Egypt, and France. She is the author of The Tears of Hispaniola: Haitian and Dominican Diaspora Memory (2006); and the co-editor (with Ruth Behar) of The Portable Island: Cubans at home in the World (2008). Suárez has written articles and reviews on dance, human rights, and Caribbean literatures and film, which have appeared in The Journal for Haitian Studies, World Literature Today, Callaloo, and The Latin American Literary Review, among other venues. She is the recipient of prestigious fellowships including the Rockefeller Post-Doc, the Ford Fellowship, and the Woodrow Wilson. Currently, she is associate professor of Spanish at Amherst College; and is writing her book, Seeking Democracy Through Dance: Afro-Bahian Dance Traditions, Cultural Agency, and Memory. She is also completing articles on Cuba, Memory, and Ruins as Image and Identity.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
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