Friday, September 29th, 2017

SGIS Auditorium (GA 0001)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration Check-in
School of Global & International Studies (SGIS) Atrium

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions

Anke Birkenmaier, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Lee Feinstein, Dean of the School of Global and International Studies

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Roundtable: Then and now: The Jones Act, 1917-2017

Moderator: Jeff Gould, Department of History, Indiana University

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Indiana University, Bloomington

Arlene Díaz, Indiana University Bloomington
“The Insular Cases, the Jones Act and the Legitimization of Coloniality”

Jorge Duany, Florida International University
“The Last Wave: The Cuban Diaspora during the ‘Wet Foot/Dry Foot’ Policy, 1995–2017”

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break
SGIS Atrium

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Panel 1: Cuban Diasporas: The Last Wave and the Next Wave

Moderator: Deborah Cohn, Departments of Spanish and Portuguese/American Studies, Indiana University

Jorge Duany, Florida International University
“The Last Wave: The Cuban Diaspora during the ‘Wet Foot/Dry Foot’ Policy, 1995–2017”

Iraida López, Ramapo College
”Returning to Cuba, a Work in Progress: The One-and-a-Half Generation and Beyond”

Rafael Rojas, CIDE, México City
“La generación flotante. Artistas y escritores cubanos de hoy”

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch at Tudor Room, Indiana Memorial Union

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Address

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Rutgers University/University of Miami
“Terripelagoes: Archipelagic Thinking in Culebra (Puerto Rico) and Guam”

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Coffee Break
SGIS Atrium

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Panel 2: Constructions of Race and Space: Cultural Exchanges between the Caribbean and the United States

Moderator: Marvin Sterling, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University

Daylet Domínguez, University of California-Berkeley
“The Caribbean in the US Imagination: Travel Writing, Slavery and Annexation in Samuel Hazard’s Cuba with Pen and Pencil

Devyn Benson, Davidson College
“Afro-Cubana Feminisms: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Havana”

Emily Maguire, Northwestern University
”New Points of the Rhizome: Rethinking Caribbean Relation in U.S. Latino Poetry”

Jerome Branche, University of Pittsburgh
“Translocal Subjectivities: Maroonage, El Gran Caribe, and the Racial State”

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SGIS Atrium

Saturday, September 30, 2017

School of Global and International Studies, GA 1134

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
SGIS Atrium

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel 3: Visual Iconography and Representation of Migration in Media

Moderator: Michael Martin, Media School, Indiana University

Jossianna Arroyo, University of Texas, Austin
“Mediascapes: Race, Visuality and Representation in the Caribbean”

Jane Bryce, University of West Indies at Cave Hill
“Beyond a Boundary: Diaspora Connections in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Cinema”

Anke Birkenmaier, Indiana University, Bloomington
“Migration and Its Discontents: The Dominican Films of Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas”

10:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
SGIS Atrium

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Panel 4: Languages of Haiti: From (Post)Colonialism to the Diaspora

Moderator: David Tezil, Department of French and Italian/Linguistics/CLACS

Rebecca Dirksen, Indiana University, Bloomington
“Mobility Lessons: Rap Kreyòl, Linguistic Cartography, and Way-Finding in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora”

Michel DeGraff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT-Haiti Initiative
“300+ Years of Exclusion and Resistance: Creole Languages & Creole Studies as Traces of Migration and of (Neo-, Post-, and De-)colonization”

Interview with Haitian songwriter Roosevelt Saillant (BIC) (video-recording)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 a.m.
SGIS Atrium

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Featured Lecture (Live Streamed)

Introduction: Sylvia Martínez, Director, Latino Studies Program, Indiana University

Alejandro Portes, Princeton University
”Bifurcated Immigration and the End of Compassion”

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Coffee Break
SGIS Atrium

2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Panel 5: Puerto Rican Migrations

Moderator: Yalie Kamara, IU M.F.A. candidate

Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Hunter College (CUNY)/Columbia University
“The Role of State Actors in Puerto Rico’s Long Century of Migration (1899-2015)”

Vivian Halloran, Indiana University-Bloomington
“Competing June Agendas: Pride, Diaspora, Immigration”

Edgardo Melendez, Hunter College
“Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States and the Colonial State”

Ed Chamberlain, University of Washington Tacoma
“From Father to Humanitarian: Charting the Intimacies and Discontinuities of Ricky Martin’s Social Media Presence”

Title art:
Joseph Anderson. Gallery of West Indian Art. REF# JOA 3