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Cuba, Haiti, and the USA: Performing Race, Nation, and Empire, 1898-1940 (King Library)
Start Date: 3/22/2017Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/22/2017End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:
Dr. Shannon Rose Riley will discuss portions of her recent book, Performing Race and Erasure: Cuba, Haiti, and US Culture, 1898-1940, which investigates representations of Cuba and Haiti in US culture in order to analyze their significance to the emergence of empire as well as to the reconfiguration of US racial structures along increasingly biracial lines. She will briefly discuss the political context of the occupations and will analyze a small selection of creative works she discusses in the book.

Dr. Riley is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Humanities Department in the College of Humanities and the Arts.

Lunch will be provided!

This event is a part of the University Scholar Series. It is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, the Spartan Bookstore, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies & Research. For additional information about the University Scholar Series, go to
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 225
Contact Information:
Name: Elisabeth
Phone: Thomas
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