The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites you and those affiliated with the Department of Labor Studies to “A Hundred Years of Migration (1917-2017): Stories of Caribbean Exile and Diaspora”, to be held at Indiana University School of Global and International Studies on September 29-30, 2017.
This international conference will bring together scholars in the social sciences and humanities to study the long-term effects of migration, exile, and diaspora cultures on the Caribbean as well as the United States and Canada. The Jones-Shafroth Act of 1917, granting Puerto Ricans citizen rights, will serve as a benchmark to discuss issues of national space, sovereignty, language rights, gender, and race as they appear in policy, media, and arts. Panels will touch on topics such as the construction of racial difference; past and future waves of Cuban migration; the long century of Puerto Rican migration; visual iconography and media representation of migration; language and post-colonialism in Haiti and its diaspora communities.
This conference is free of charge and open to the public. If you plan to attend any or all of the events, we do ask that you please register before attending. Register Now!
This event is coordinated by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with the generous sponsorship of Office of the Vice Provost for Research, College of Humanities Institute, Institute for Advanced Study, Department of American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of French & Italian, Department of History, and the Black Film Center/Archive. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the conference.