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Pitt hosted the first Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Summer Institute
Pitt hosted the first National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Summer Institute from June 6 -17.
Fifty scholars representing universities from across the U.S. gathered to deepen and enrich their understanding of blackness in Latin America, the Caribbean and diasporic populations in the U.S.
Programming included lectures by experts in Afro-Latin American or Afro-Latinx history, culture and digital humanities, curriculum development, proposed project workshops and an excursion to the Roberto Clemente Museum.
Michele Reid-Vazquez, director of Pitt’s Afrolatinidad Studies Initiative and the Center for Ethnic Studies Research, in collaboration with a team of experienced scholars at multiple universities, developed the programming.
“The 94 applications received for this institute are a testament to the significance and need to understand the transnational links between Black diasporic populations across the hemisphere,” said Reid-Vazquez.
The two-week residential program was co-sponsored by the Afrolatinidad Studies Initiative, the University Center for International Studies and 13 centers and departments at the University of Pittsburgh.