Participant Bios

Wednesday, April 2 6:30

Reception--6:30 p.m.
Movie Screening--7:15 p.m. Troy Moore Library

Poniente (Spain, 2002)
a movie by Chus Guttierez
Lucía, a school teacher in Madrid, returns to her home in southern Spain upon her father's death and takes over her father's horticultural business, a business that heavily relies on illegal immigrants. The movie explores the exploitation of illegal African immigrants and exposes the racism of contemporary Spain.

Thursday, April 3

Bagels and Coffee--8:30 a.m.
1st Panel 9:15-10:45 Troy Moore Library

Isolina Ballesteros (Baruch Colleg, CUNY)
Poniente (2002) by Chus Gutiérrez: Family Melodrama, (In)Migratory Experiences and Interracial Masculinities

Silvia Bermúdez (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Mi casa no es su casa: Transnational Capitalism and Immigration in Spanish Pop Music of the 1990s

Susan Martin-Márquez (Rutgers)
Trafficking in (the Spirit of) the Race: From Bambú to Mambí

Thursday, April 3

2nd Panel 11-12:30 Troy Moore Library

Charles Beatty Medina (University of Toledo)
Revising Resistance: African and Amerindian Marronage in the Americas

Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University)
Race and the Divine: Interrogating the “Race” of the Black Christ of Portobelo

Rachel O'Toole (University of California, Irvine)
Naming Diasporas: Indian Vassals, African Slaves, and Legal Categories in Colonial Peru

Thrusday, April 3

3rd Panel 1:30-3:00 Troy Moore Library

Mariselle Meléndez (University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign)
The Commodification of Human and Physical Space in Colonial Spanish America during the ‘Age of Reason’

Michael Ugarte (University of Missouri)
The First Wave: Exile and Emigration From Colonial Equatorial Guinea

Juan Manuel Santana (Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Circulaciones históricas en el Mundo Atlántico