Dr. Jorge Duany at Casa de las Américas


Professor of Anthropology Jorge Duany (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras) will present a lecture, “La circulación de personas y prácticas culturales en el Caribe hispano hacia los Estados Unidos” [The Circulation of People and Cultural Practices from the Hispanic Caribbean towards the United States] at the Manuel Galich Room, Casa de las Américas, in Havana, Cuba. The lecture will take place on July 23, 2009, at 2:00pm.

Dr. Duany will be the first speaker at the newly inaugurated Program for the Study of Latinos in the United States in Casa de las Américas. His talk will focus on three major aspects of migration from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean to the U.S. — the importance of what he calls “migradólares” [migra-dollars], the significance of transnational ties, and an evaluation of the impact of “cultural remittances” on both regions.

Jorge Duany holds an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies and Anthropology from the University of California-Berkeley.  His main research interests are Caribbean migration, Latinos in the U.S., and ethnic, national, and transnational identities. He is the author of Quisqueya on the Hudson: The Transnational Identity of Dominicans in Washington Heights (1994) and The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States (2002). He co-authored texts such as Puerto Ricans in Orlando and Central Florida (2006), Los cubanos en Puerto Rico: Economía étnica e identidad cultural (1995) and El Barrio Gandul: Economía subterránea y migración indocumentada en Puerto Rico (1995). His latest co-edited book is How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and Its Consequences (2009). Since February 2003 he writes a monthly column for El Nuevo Día. This fall he will be visiting researcher at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

For full article (in Spanish), see http://laventana.casa.cult.cu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4988

Photo from http://umbral.uprrp.edu/autor/jorge-duany

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