The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña


Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:15am to 5:30pm


Thompson Room, Barker Center
The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Free and open to the public
Live-stream with closed captioning here
9:15                     Welcome
                                                Walter Johnson, Warren Center Faculty Director
                                                Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, Warren Center Fellow; Emory
9:30-11:40           Ethnic Studies and Lorgia García Peña's Scholarship
                                                Moderated by: Takeo Rivera (Boston University)
                                                Lourdes Torres (De Paul, and editor of Latino Studies)                                    
                      George Lipsitz (UCSB)
                      Chris Rodelo (Harvard, graduate student)
                      Laura Briggs (UMASS Amherst)
11:40-12:50         Lunch
1:00-2:40              Dominicanidad's Diasporic Reverberations
                                                Moderated by: Denise Khor (University of Massachusetts Boston)
                                   Silvio Torres-Saillant (Syracuse)
                                   Ginetta Candelario (Smith)                                         
                                   Elizabeth Manley (Xavier)                                            
2:40-2:55              Break
3:00-5:10              What we are fighting for: Lorgia García Peña's Scholarly Legacy
                                                 Moderated by: Marisol LeBron (University of Texas at Austin)
                                                 Ramona Hernández (CUNY)
                                                 Robin D. G. Kelley (UCLA)
                       Keish Kim (Harvard, graduate student)
                       Cornel West (Harvard)
5:10-5:30              Closing remarks
                                                Ju Yon Kim (Harvard)
                                                Genevieve Clutario (Wellesley)
Presented by Harvard University’s Warren Center for Studies in American History, with…
Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center
Boston University’s African American Studies Program
Boston University’s Musicology & Ethnomusicology Department
Boston University’s Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program
Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
Committee on Degrees in History and Literature
Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, & Sexuality (housed at M.I.T.)
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Mahindra Humanities Center
Duke University Press is offering open access to The Borders of Dominicanidad until Feburary 6, 2020:
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