On Thursday, December 5, we will welcome Miguel Valerio (Assistant Professor of Spanish at Washington University in Saint Louis), who is presenting a chapter of his book project, “The Black Kings and Queens of Colonial Mexico City: Texts and Performance, 1539-1640.” The chapter discusses the visualization of Afro-Creole performance and dance in colonial Mexico, and is available for download through the link below. Professor Larissa Brewer-García (Romance Languages, University of Chicago) will be the discussant.
Miguel Valerio’s research and teaching focus on the African diaspora in the literature and culture of the Iberian world from the late medieval period to the present. His research and teaching focus on the African diaspora in the literature and culture of the Iberian world from the late medieval period to the present. His dissertation focused on black cultural agency vis-à-vis religious confraternities and public festivals in the early modern Iberian Atlantic, particularly colonial Mexico City and Bahia, Brazil. His work has appeared in Afro-Hispanic Review, Confraternitas, and the edited volume Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas.
The discussion will be held at Foster 103, from 12:30pm until 2pm. Lunch will be served.
This session is co-sponsored by the Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean (WLAC).
Click here to download Miguel Valerio’s paper. Password: festival.