[This schedule is subject to change]
- Friday, September 29th, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
School of Global & International Studies (SGIS) Atrium
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Puerto Rican Migrations
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”
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Panel 2: Cuban Diasporas: The Last Wave and the Next Wave
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.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Rutgers University
“Terripelagoes: Archipelagic Thinking in Culebra (Puerto Rico) and Guam”
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel 3: Constructions of Race and Space: Cultural Exchanges between the Caribbean and the United States
Daylet Domínguez, University of California-Berkeley
“Travel Writing in the Caribbean: From Nature to History and Types in Cuba with Pen and Pencil’s Samuel Hazard”
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”
Saturday, September 30, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panel 4: Visual Iconography and Representation of Migration in Media
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.
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panel 5: Languages of Haiti: From (Post)Colonialism to the Diaspora
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”
Roosevelt Saillant, BIC
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel 6: Migration and Public Policy
Manuel Orozco, Harvard University
“Transnationally Integrated or Not? Migrants from the Caribbean and Their Struggles to Belong”
Alejandro Portes, Princeton University
”Bifurcated Immigration and the End of Compassion”
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Roundtable: The Jones Act, 1917-2017
Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Indiana University, Bloomington