THE DIASPORA STRIKES BACK: CULTURAL CHALLENGES OF TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

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Juan Flores
“Coming Home to Roost: Rethinking Diaspora and Cultural Remittances”
Tuesday, April 28, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“Caribeño Counterstream: Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban Diasporas on the Move”
Wednesday, April 29, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar
Thursday, April 30, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

JUAN FLORES (Ph.D., German Studies, Yale University) is Professor of Latino Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. For many years he has taught Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) and in the Sociology Program at CUNY Graduate Center. His interests include Puerto Rican and Latina/o culture, diaspora and transnational communities, and the sociology of popular culture. He is the author of Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity, Poetry in East Germany, The Insular Vision, La venganza de Cortijo, and From Bomba To Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity. He is the translator of Memoirs of Bernardo Vega and Cortijo's Wake by Edgardo Rodríguez Julià, and co-editor of On Edge: The Crisis of Latin American Culture. His current projects include: Companion to Latino Studies (co-edited with Renato Rosaldo), Boogaloo y otros guisos, and The Diaspora Strikes Back: Cultural Challenges of Transnational Communities.