October 21, 2014 | Institute for Latino Studies
Jennifer Jones, Institute for Latino Studies faculty fellow and assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, will convene a conference on Afro-Latinos in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas on October 31, 2014.
The conference and an accompanying volume, for which Professor Jones will serve as co-editor, explore broad questions of black identity and representation, transnationalism and diaspora, with a particular interest in research on Afro-Latinos in the United States.
Jones notes that research on Afro-Latinos in the United States is underrepresented in the existing literature and thus this project “will bring to light new scholarship on race and ethnicity in the United States, emphasizing work that uses a distinctly hemispheric approach. We will build up from the U.S. context to critically examine how blackness, and more specifically, afrolatinidad, is understood, transformed, and re-imagined.”