Miguel Valerio on “Visualizing Afro-Creole Performance and Dance in Colonial Latin America”

  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,…

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Cécile Fromont Publishes Edited Volume on Afro-Catholics Festivals

One of the founding members of the Slavery and Visual Culture Working Group, Cécile Fromont, has just published Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition (Penn State University Press), an edited volume about how enslaved and free Africans in the Americas used Catholicism and Christian-derived celebrations as spaces for autonomous…

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