Video Archive

"Capitalism con Salsa: Money and Popular Culture in Pitbull's Miami"


Kristie Soares, Assistant Professor of Latina/o Literature and Culture discusses how Cuban-American rapper Pitbull accesses capitalism con salsa through his popular catch phrase "dale"—a Spanish language version of carpe diem.

Logbona Olukonee Luncheon (Discussion All in Spanish)


Cuban Black Queer activist Logbona Olukonee discusses their work. (Discussion All in Spanish) Filmed 11/16/16.

The French Revolution & the Caribbean in Alejo Carpentier's Explosion in a Cathedral


Dr. Rafael Rodriguez Beltrán presents a talk on the French Revolution and the Caribbean in Alejo Carpentier's Explosion in a Cathedral. (El siglo de los luces)

Revolutionary Coalition-Building in El Salvador: Urban and Rural Radicals in the 1970s


Kevin A. Young from the History Department presents part of the Fall 2016 Research Colloquium Series 

Reports from the Field: Recipients of Pre-Dissertation CLACLS Awards


Three presentations from CLACLS Pre-Dissertation graduate students. Martha Balaguera "Intersecting Transitions: Migration, Confinement and Gender at the Limits of Sovereignty", Carlos Valderrama Renteria "Imagining Black Community Sites and Forms of Black Politics in Colombia of 1970s", Manuela Borzone "Traveling Gauchos: The Calendar Illustrations of Florencio Molina Campos in Argentina and the United States".

"No Banker Left Behind"


Guest Speakers: Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, former head of the Bar Association of Puerto Rico, currently serves on the Advisory Council to the Program for Equality and Gender Equity of the Puerto Rican Judicial Branch -“PROMESA: I Promise that I will Treat you as my Colony and my Property”

Ian J. Seda-Irizarry, Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay College, CUNY- "The Self-Inflicted Crisis and the Junta in Puerto Rico"

"Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education"


UMass Professor Emerita of Multicultural Education Sonia Nieto discusses her experience in public schooling, teaching, and activism. 

Santos de Palo Carving: It's Evolution in the Religious & Popular Culture of PR


Carlos Santiago Arroyo, a local artisan will discuss the historical context of Santos de Palo in Puerto Rico, notable carvers, and their styles.



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