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W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean - Live Event

October 29, 2020

3:00 PM (EST) 


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Moderators: Leonora Paula (English) and Rashida Harrison (James Madison)



W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean Event Flyer (PDF).

Speakers Agustin Lao-Montes (University of Massachusetts–Amherst), Juliana Góes (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), and Jorge Daniel Vásquez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador/University of Massachusetts-Amherst) will explore W.E.B. Du Bois's relation to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on his research and writings about the Americas – specifically Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti, as well as his interventions as a public intellectual and political activist. The speakers will also engage the contemporary relevance of Du Bois's epistemic and political legacies to current debates around Epistemologies of the Global South, Post/Decolonial Critique, Africana Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, and the Du Boisian Turn in Sociology.