Caribbean Studies
History November 24, 2020

In a Sea of Empires

Networks and Crossings in the Revolutionary Caribbean

Jeppe Mulich

Hosted by Grant Kleiser
Jeppe Mulich's new book, In A Sea of Empires: Networks and Crossings in the Revolutionary Caribbean (Cambridge University Press, 2020) highlights the revolutionary fervor, political turmoil, conflict, and chaos in …

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Caribbean Studies November 18, 2020

The Cuban Hustle

Culture, Politics, Everyday Life

Sujatha Fernandes

Hosted by Alejandra Bronfman
Cuban resourcefulness is on full display in Cuban Hustle: Culture, Politics, Everyday Life (Duke UP, 2020), as sociologist Sujatha Fernandes presents an array of strategies not just for survival but …
Literary Studies November 10, 2020

The Black Radical Tragic

Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution

Jeremy Matthew Glick

Hosted by Lee Pierce
What if the Haitian Revolution, perhaps the only “successful” Black revolution in history, weren’t over? On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (s/t) interviews Dr. Jeremy …
African American Studies November 6, 2020

Between Fitness and Death

Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy

Hosted by Adam McNeil
Long before the English became involved in the African slave trade, they imagined Africans as monstrous and deformed beings. The English drew on pre-existing European ideas about monstrosity and deformity …
Caribbean Studies October 14, 2020

Audible Geographies in Latin America

Sounds of Race and Place

Dylon Robbins

Hosted by Alejandra Bronfman
What is the relationship between race, technology and sound? How can we access the ways that Latin Americans in the 19th and early 20th centuries thought about, and importantly, heard …
Caribbean Studies September 23, 2020

No Limits to Their Sway

Cartagena’s Privateers and the Masterless Caribbean in the Age of Revolutions

Edgardo Pérez Morales

Hosted by Sharika Crawford
In No Limits to Their Sway: Cartagena’s Privateers and the Masterless Caribbean in the Age of Revolutions (Vanderbilt University Press, 2018), Edgardo Pérez Morales investigates the hemispheric connections between the …
African American Studies September 10, 2020

Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery' (UPenn Press, 2004)

Hosted by Adam McNeil
Welcome to New Books in African American Studies, a channel on the New Books Network. I am your host Adam McNeil. Today is part 2 of my discussion about Dr …
African American Studies September 9, 2020

Laboring Women

Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

Jennifer L. Morgan

Hosted by Adam McNeil
In 2004, Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan’s Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press) was published. Sixteen years later, Morgan’s Laboring Women stands tall as …
Caribbean Studies September 2, 2020

The Greening of Saint Lucia

Economic Development and Environmental Change in the West Indies

Brad Walters

Hosted by Alejandra Bronfman
Saint Lucia’s rural landscape is more forested today than at any time in at least seventy-five years (probably much longer). This change is profoundly significant given widespread efforts to achieve …
African American Studies September 2, 2020

Ten Days in Harlem

Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s

Simon Hall

Hosted by James West
In his new book Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Faber, 2020), Simon Hall, a Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds …
African Studies August 28, 2020

Wicked Flesh

Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World

Jessica Marie Johnson

Hosted by Adam McNeil
The story of freedom and all of its ambiguities begins with intimate acts steeped in power. It is shaped by the peculiar oppressions faced by African women and women of …
American Studies August 26, 2020

Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Sugar Kings

Lou Hernandez

Hosted by Jorge Iber
There are two key elements of today’s professional baseball that are informed by Lou Hernandez’s wonderful book Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Sugar Kings (McFarland, 2019): the increased presence of …
Performing Arts August 21, 2020

Carnival Is Woman

Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas

Frances Henry and Dwaine Plaza

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Through a feminist perspective, Carnival Is Woman: Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas (University Press of Mississippi, 2019) examines the presence of women in contemporary Carnival by demonstrating not only …
Caribbean Studies August 21, 2020

Destination Anthropocene

Science and Tourism in The Bahamas

Amelia Moore

Hosted by Lance Thurner
Despite being a minor contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, like many other small island nations, The Bahamas’s ecology and society are especially vulnerable to current and expected changes to …
Caribbean Studies August 13, 2020

Reimagining Liberation

How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire

Annette Joseph-Gabriel

Hosted by Roxanne Panchasi
‘Where were the women?’ was the big question that led Annette Joseph-Gabriel to her new book, Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (University of Illinois …
Caribbean Studies August 4, 2020

There is No More Haiti

Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince

Greg Beckett

Hosted by Lachlan Summers
In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Greg Beckett, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Western University, about his richly grounded book There is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death …
Caribbean Studies July 30, 2020

The Hidden History of International Law in The Americas

Empires and Legal Networks

Juan Pablo Scarfi

Hosted by Steven Rodriguez
In his book The Hidden History of International Law in The Americas: Empires and Legal Networks (Oxford University Press, 2017), Juan Pablo Scarfi shows the central role of a coterie …
American Studies July 24, 2020

Sovereign Acts

Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone

Katherine Zien

Hosted by Sharika Crawford
In Sovereign Acts: Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone (Rutgers University Press, 2017), Katherine Zien examines the ways politicians, activists, artists, and residents performed and …
Caribbean Studies July 22, 2020

Baseball as Mediated Latinidad

Race, Masculinity, Nationalism, and Performances of Identity

Jennifer Domino Rudolph

Hosted by David-James Gonzales
In her incisive study Baseball as Mediated Latinidad: Race, Masculinity, Nationalism, and Performances of Identity (Ohio State University Press, 2020), Jennifer Domino Rudolph analyzes major league baseball’s Latin/o American players—who …
Literary Studies July 13, 2020

Far From Mecca

Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean

Aliyah Khan

Hosted by Alejandra Bronfman
Muslims have lived in the Caribbean for centuries. Far From Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean (Rutgers University Press, 2020) examines the archive of autobiography, literature, music and public celebrations in …