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IAS faculty present at Latinx Studies Association Conference

Yolanda Padilla, Jade Power-Sotomayor, and José Fusté

IAS faculty members Jade Power-SotomayorJosé Fusté, and Yolanda Padilla presented at the Latinx Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C. Jade Power-Sotomayor presented a paper titled: “Zumba and its Discontents: The Extravagance and Ordinariness of Embodied Latinidad” as part of a panel titled "From Broadway to Zumba: Performing Latinidades Across Sound and Body." José I. Fusté presented a paper titled "María’s Uncounted: Accounting for Boricua Subalternities in the Face of (Un)natural Disasters and Debt Colonialism” as part of a panel titled "Afro-Latinx Studies Now ...

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José Fusté publishes “Repeating Islands of Debt"

IAS faculty member José Fusté published “Repeating Islands of Debt: Historicizing the Transcolonial Relationality of Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis.” The article appears in the latest issue of the Radical History Review. In it, Fusté models a relational historical reading of the colonial formations that have bound Puerto Ricans to other colonial subjects throughout the US empire. It invites ...

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IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José FustéJade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will ...

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IAS contributes mightily to the American Studies Association

IAS faculty members contributed to six different events at the American Studies Association conference in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Burgett  chaired a roundtable on “After the Misery: What Are Critical University Studies For?,” responding with the answer “Transdisciplinary Praxis.”  Dan Berger ...

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