Participant Bios

This symposium is interested in reexamining the various relationships (human, cultural, political, economic, moral, ethical) that compose the American, Iberian, African triangle. We are interested in questions of labor, race, immigration, and commodity.

  • What are present race relations like in modern day Latin America and Spain?

  • How can the study of history and culture help us understand these relationships and the new racial and ethnic makeup of Spain and Latin America?

  • Is current Spanish economic interest in Latin America a Spanish recolonization, or vital investment that allows for the economic stabilization of the region and movement forward?

  • What is the human price of progress?

  • Who goes, who stays, why do they go, and how do these people go?

  • What are the political, economic, social, and cultural repercussions of their decision, supposing they had a choice in the matter, to stay or move?

  • What has been and is the basis of the trade relationship among these countries?

Symposium Participants

Isolina Ballesteros
Charles Beatty Medina
Silvia Bermúdez
Jonathan Gayles
Susan Martin-Márquez
Mariselle Meléndez
Rachael O´Toole
Juan Manuel Santana Pérez
Michael Ugarte

Organized by:

William Nichols, Michele Reid,
& Jeremy Paden

CLALS and Atlantic Crossings would like to thank our sponsors without whom this gathering would not have been possible.

We would especially like to thank the Center for Collaborative Scholarship in the Humanities (CCSH). This symposium anticipates and announces the first of a series of multi-year events organized by the CCSH around the theme of Global Souths, a three-year project beginning in 2009 that will examine social, economic, political, and cultural relations of interdepence between North and South in our modern, globalized world.

We would like to thank the English Department for generously allowing us the use of the Troy Moore Library.

Also, special thanks should be given to the Deparment of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University for their contribution to help bring about this symposium.

Symposium Sponsors

Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences
Center for Collaborative Scholarship in the Humanities (CCSH)
Department of History
Department of African American Studies
Department of Anthropology
Department of English

Department of Spanish and Portuguese