De cierta manera (One way or another): Social Erotics in Cuba
|Venue:||FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110|
AADS and GSS Graduate Colloquium
" De cierta manera (One way or another): Social Erotics in Cuba." Dr. Jafari Sinclaire Allen, Yale University
Jafari Sinclaire Allen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University. Dr. Allen works at the intersections of [queer] sexuality, gender and blackness — in Cuba, the US, and transnationally. He teaches courses on the cultural politics of race, sexuality and gender in Black diasporas; Black feminist and queer theory; critical cultural studies; ethnographic methodology and writing; subjectivity, consciousness and resistance; Cuba and the Caribbean. Allen is the author of ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba. His current research project– Black Queer Here and There: Movement and Sociality in the Americas– traces cultural and political circuits of transnational Black queer desire—in travel, tourism, (im)migration, art and activism.