About the event

Bringing together three eminent scholars of Latin American politics and culture, Ginetta Candelario (Smith College), Michael Hanchard (Johns Hopkins University), and Edward Telles (Princeton University), this symposium examines the role that racial identity plays in contemporary political practices in several Latin American countries. With a special emphasis on how ideas of Africanity and blackness do or do not operate in Latin political cultures, the panelists will present work that further complicates received thinking about both Latin American and African Diaspora Studies. Professors Candelario, Hanchard, and Telles will be joined by specialist in contemporary U.S. Latino culture Juan Flores (New York University), and Co-founder of the AfroLatin@ Forum, who will act as respondent.