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The Urban Studies Research Cluster presents:

Juan Flores
Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU

Miriam Jiménez Román
Africana Studies, NYU

Lecture/Seminar with Juan Flores:
The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning
Thursday, April 22 / 12:30 PM – 2 PM / Red Room, College 8

Professor Flores looks at how 'Nuyoricans' have transformed their cities of origin, focusing on the introduction of hip hop and modern New York culture to the Puerto Rican city of Mayaguez in The Diaspora Strikes Back (Routledge, 2009).

Discussion with Miriam Jiménez Román & Juan Flores:
The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History & Culture in the U.S.
Thursday, April 22 / 4 PM – 5:30 PM / Oakes Mural Room 223

For much of the past 500 years, Afro-Latinas/os have had to negotiate multi-dimensional expectations of shifting dominant ideologies and the realities of their everyday experiences. As Latinos and African Americans have been pitted against each other in a race for demographic supremacy, Afro-Latinas/os have emerged as a significant bridge across the social divide.  Professors Roman and Flores discuss their co-edited book, The Afro-Latin@ Reader (Duke, 2010).

Readings for both events will be available at:

For more information, contact Miriam Greenberg at

Co-sponsored by the departments of Sociology, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, and American Studies.

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