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  • Dr. Pablo José López Oro
  • Works-in-Progress Series: Dr. Pablo José López Oro
  • "The Afterlives of Mestizaje: Hemispheric Anti-Blackness and Black Indigenous Life"
  • March 31, 2022
  • 11 am-12:30 pm, Zoom
  • Please join us for a Special Emerging Scholarship Event co-hosted by Insurgent Intersections and the Black Latinx Americas xLab of the Latino and Caribbean Studies Department. Dr. Pablo José López Oro will present his work "The Afterlives of Mestizaje: Hemispheric Anti-Blackness and Black Indigenous Life" for feedback, questions, and open dialogue. Please register in advance to receive a PDF of the paper. This event is part of the Spring 2022 works-in-progress series centered on the theme "The Roots of Global Anti-Blackness".


  • Bio:

    Dr. Pablo José López Oro is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Smith College. He teaches courses on Black Latin American and U.S. Black Latinx social movements, Black diaspora theories and ethnographies, and Black feminisms/queer theory. He is working on his first book manuscript, Hemispheric Black Indigeneity: The Queer Politics of Self-Making Garifuna New York, a transdisciplinary study analyzing oral histories, performances, social media, film, literary texts and visual cultures to unearth the political, intellectual, cultural and spiritual genealogies of Garifuna women and subaltern geographies of Garifuna LGBTQ+ folks at the forefront of Garifuna transnational movements in New York City. Hemispheric Black Indigeneity offers new ways to approach questions on the multiple ways in which Garifuna New Yorkers of Central American descent queerly negotiate, perform, contradict and articulate their Black, Indigenous and Latinx subjectivities.

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