Latin Dance Class
2:00pm | 821 Anderson Hall
Join Dr. Christina Baker for a mini-dance lesson. She will cover the basics of popular Latinx dance styles likes salsa and bachata. No partner needed! We will focus on individual footwork, having fun, and enjoying great music.
Lecture: Covid and Latin America: Crisis, Politics, Democracy
3:00pm | 821 Anderson Hall
Prof. Rebeca Hey-Colón research establishes connections between the Caribbean diaspora, Chicanx communities, and broader Latinx Studies by analyzing the presence and valence of water. Her current book project, Rippling Borders in Latina Literature, explores the relationship between water, borders, bodies, and spirituality in Chicana and Caribbean Latina authors.
Prof. Harvey R. Neptune, Professor of History at Temple University, was trained in the fields of African Diaspora and Latin American history, though his research and writing thus far has concentrated on the postemancipation Caribbean. He is particularly interested in recovering experiences, events and movements that highlight the region’s integral place within the history of the modern world. Indicative is my forthcoming history of Trinidad during World War II, years in which the United States established military bases on the British territory.
Prof. Mónica Ricketts is a historian of colonial Latin America and the Iberian Atlantic World. She specializes in the intellectual, political, and cultural history of the Spanish world. She has published Who Should Rule? Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire (Oxford University Press, 2017) and articles on Spanish liberalism, militarism in the Bourbon era, and the struggles of the lettered in the viceroyalty of Peru. She is currently working on the role of the theater in the formation of a common political culture in Spain and Spanish America.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Reception
4:30pm | Anderson Hall South Terrace
Join us for refreshments following the panel.