GSC-Faculty Fellow: Dr. Reid-Vazquez

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 2:30pm
Virtual

Michele Reid-Vazquez is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and a specialist in African Diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Atlantic World, and Afro-Latinx History in the U.S. As the 2020-2021 GSC Faculty Fellow, Dr. Reid-Vazquez will convene an interdisciplinary conference entitled, "Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad" and create a new undergraduate course that will feature a student research poster exhibit. The goal of the project is to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary research, education, and programming in the global arenas of Afro-Latin American Afro-Latinx studies. The intersections of race, ethnicity, and migration continue to shape contemporary societies through the complex confluence of blackness and identity in the Americas. These endeavors will facilitate scholarly knowledge and expand our understanding of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx studies and the global issues at its core. 

Opening installment of the webinar series that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies.

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Spring 2021

Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness | Friday, March 5, 2021 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM - Virtual
This webinar focuses on education and anti-blackness, particularly involving experiences in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Scholars working at the intersections of Education, History, Latinx, Latin American, and cultural studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S. This webinar is moderated by GSC Faculty Fellow Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez and co-moderated by Dr. Gina Garcia of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy and Christian Alberto of the School of Education.

 

Past Events

2021- Spring
Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Gender, Identity, and Health | Friday, February 5, 2021 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM - Virtual
Co-moderated by Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez and Dr. Keila Grinberg, Professor of History at Universidade Federal do Estado. 

2020
Friday, October 2, 2020 1-2:30 PM, Virtual, "Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Migration, Policing and Political Movements" co-moderated by GSC Faculty Fellow Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez and Dr. George Reid Andrews, a Distinguished Professor of History.

 

 

 

Michele
Reid-Vazquez Ph.D
Department of Africana Studies, Associate Professor
Michele Reid-Vazquez, Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies, studies the African Diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Atlantic World and Afro-Latinx History in the USA.
"Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness "
Friday, March 5, 2021 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM - Registration
This webinar focuses on education and anti-blackness, particularly involving experiences in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Scholars working at the intersections of Education, History, Latinx, Latin American, and cultural studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S.
Co-moderated by Dr. Gina Garcia of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy and Christian Alberto of the School of Education

 

"Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Gender, Identity, and Health"
On Friday, February 5, 2021 from 1 PM - 2:30 PM

Co-moderated by Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez and Dr. Keila Grinberg, Professor of History at Universidade Federal do Estado. 

This webinar focuses on gender, race, identity, and health, particularly involving the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Argentines, and U.S.-based Afro-Latinxs. Scholars working at the intersections of Africana, Latinx, Latin American, and gender studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S.

The event is sponsored by the Global Studies Center and the Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Africana Studies' Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh. Featured panelists include Dr. Kia Caldwell, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dr. Erika Edwards of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Dr. Nancy López of the University of New Mexico; and Dr. Paul Joseph López Oro of Smith College.

 

"Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness"
On Friday, March 5, 2021 from 1 PM - 2:30 PM 

Co-moderated by Dr. Gina Garcia of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy and Christian Alberto of the School of Education (Virtual.) Webinar registration link to be provided later.

This final webinar of the series focuses on education and anti-blackness, particularly involving experiences in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Scholars working at the intersections of Education, History, and Latinx, Latin American, and cultural studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S. Featured panelists include: Dr. Amalia Dache of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Solsirey del Moral of Amherst College; Dr. Dalia Muller of the University of Buffalo; and Dr. Maria A. Soares of University of the Afro Brazilian Integration (UNILAB).

Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies, Africana Studies and Global Studies Center