The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña


Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:15am to 6:30pm


Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

9:15                        Welcome

9:30-11:40           Ethnic Studies and Lorgia García Peña's Scholarship

                                                George Lipsitz (UCSB)

                                                Lourdes Torres (De Paul, and editor of Latino Studies)

Laura Briggs (UMASS Amherst)

Chris Rodelo (Harvard, graduate student)

11:40-12:25         Lunch

12:30-2:40           Dominicanidad's Diasporic Reverberations

                                                Elizabeth Manley (Xavier)

                                                Silvio Torres-Saillant (Syracuse)

                                                Ginetta Candelario (Smith)                       

2:40-2:55              Break

3:00-5:10              What we are fighting for: Lorgia García Peña's Scholarly Legacy

                                                Ramona Hernández (CUNY)

                                                Robin D. G. Kelley (UCLA)

Cornel West (Harvard)

Keish Kim (Harvard, graduate student)

5:10-5:30              Closing remarks

                                                Ju Yon Kim (Harvard)

                                                Genevieve Clutario (Wellesley)

Presented by the Warren Center for Studies in American History, with support from
The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature
The Mahindra Humanities Center
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
The Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

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