The Performance of Blackness in Contemporary Brazil, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic

6:00pm – 8:00pm
7 September 2017
Martin E. Segal Theatre
CUNY Graduate Center

This panel explores the performance of blackness in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil and its transnational resonance with black cultural producers in other Latin American countries. Performance here is broadly defined as the cultural expression of blackness in these three countries and beyond, and will be examined through the lens of sociology, literature, art history, and performance studies. While much of Latin American Studies generally marginalizes studies of race relations and blackness, this panel aims to think of the performance of blackness as a basic component of the continent’s identity formation and cultural production.

Moderator: Robert Reid-Pharr


  • Dadland Maye
  • Fabiana Lopes
  • Marcos Teixeira de Souza
  • Abigail Lapin Dardashti

The panel is organized by Abigail Lapin, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center.

Cosponsored by Advanced Research Collaborative, and the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

Above adapted from event webpage.

Image Credit: Alex Morel, On the Road to OuanamintheHaiti, 2015.

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