Mayra Rivera Rivera, Associate Professor at Harvard Divinity School
"Society is a labyrinth of incarnations." This statement by Edward Said suggests that society is formed by processes where identities, relations, and things become "incarnate"--literally become flesh (carne). This lecture unpacks the implications of this view for understanding racial/ethnic identities. What would it mean to think of face and ethnicity as part of social-material processes? And what do conceptions of "flesh" in Caribbean poetry and religious studies contribute to this project?
This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights and the Instituto Cervantes Observatorio.