De cierta manera (One way or another): Social Erotics in Cuba

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

AADS and GSS Graduate Colloquium

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" De cierta manera (One way or another): Social Erotics in Cuba." Dr. Jafari Sinclaire Allen, Yale University

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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.