The podcast adaptation of the highly successful Dialogues in Afro-Latinidad webinar series ran by the University of Pittsburgh's Afro-Latinx studies initiative is here! In each episode, we educate, amplify, and elevate the stories, histories, and cultures of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx communities, and their transnational connections. Within 30 minutes, listeners can learn more about the migrations, comparative histories, social and political struggles, and creativity that encompasses Afrolatinidad.
All hosted by Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez who will be joined by a variety of scholars, writers, educators, and artist guest speakers each episode.
Centering Afro-Cuban Perspectives in Hip-Hop and Afro-Sonic Futures
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez speaks with Dr. Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Sonic Cultural Fellow at the University of Toronto Scarborough about the role of hip-hop specifically and music in general in understanding Afro-Cubanidad
Centering Garifuna in the African Diaspora
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, Dr. Paul Joseph López Oro, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Smith College talks with our host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez about his research on Garifuna migration and different meanings of Black identity. The conversation also touches upon Afro-Latinx communities in the United States, their relations with African-Americans, and issues of queer identity in these communities.
Race, Class, Education, and Youth in Puerto Rico
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, our host, Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, chats with Dr. Solsiree del Moral, Professor of American Studies and Black Studies at Amherst College. Dr. Del Moral addresses her work on the intersection of education, race, class, and children’s history in Puerto Rico. Additional topics include transnational blackness, mestizaje, and U.S. imperialism in Puerto Rico.
Journey of a South Bronx Boricua: Identity, Storytelling, and Belonging
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, our host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez talks to Dr. Jason Mendez, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban Education, about his journey from the Bronx to higher education, and the role of understanding Latino
Telling the Stories of the African Diaspora in Argentina
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, talks with Dr. Erika Edwards, Associate Professor of Latin American History and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about her work on blackness and its erasure in Argentina. Dr. Edwards discusses her time spent in Argentina and how it relates to her research interests.
A Brooklyn-Born Puerto Rican Affirms Afrolatinidad
In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez speaks with Joel Alvarado, Executive Vice President of Internal Affairs for Ohio River South, a leading governmental relations firms in the Southeast, and a doctoral student at the University of Alabama studying higher education administration, about his own journey to higher education and how to make it more equitable for students of color, especially Afro-Latino students.
I am so appreciative of this podcast. As an African American woman who is a student of history, I am so proud to learn more about my sisters, brothers and people from Latin American counties and cultures. We truly are a global people. I hope you will be offering new episodes in 2023.