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Black Latinidad as Liberatory Practice
Lorgia García Peña is a Professor of Latinx Studies at Tufts University the co-founder of Freedom University Georgia, and the author of three books: Translating Blackness (2022), Community as Rebellion (2022), and The Borders of Dominicanidad (Duke 2016). She is the co-editor of the Texas University Press series, Latinx: the Future is now, and the co-director of Archives of Justice. She writes and teaches in English and Spanish about the intersections of blackness, colonialism, and migration, centering Black Latinx lives.
Professor Lorgia García Peña will be in conversation with Professor Vanessa Pérez-Rosario of Queens College, and Professor Lázaro Lima of Hunter College.
This public lecture is made possible and supported by an Andrew W. Mellon grant awarded to the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies from CUNY’s Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI).