Professor Díaz-Cotto is a professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies at SUNY Binghamton. Within Latin America and the Caribbean her special areas of interest have been: revolutionary movements, state formation, political economy, peasants, the military, feminist and lesbian-feminist movements, and the African Diaspora. Additional specialties include: Latinas(os) and women of color in the U.S. and the impact of criminal justice system on women and men of color in the U.S. and Latin America. One of Diaz-Cotto’s primary academic and scholarly objectives is to “help students bridge the gap between theory and practice inside and outside the classroom.”
Active in human rights for more than 30 years, she has given lectures and presentations all across the globe. Díaz-Cotto is the author of Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice, winner of an International Latino Book Award and Foreword Magazine Book Award. She has published several other books including Gender, Ethnicity and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics, and Compañeras: Latina Lesbians, compiled and edited as Juanita Ramos.
Hispanics in the U.S.: Migration and Adjustment. LALS 12600 – 3:30 pm-4:45 pm (with Prof. M. Romo-Carmona). To attend this talk on Zoom, contact Prof. Romo-Carmona at email@example.com.
Over the next three months, in lieu of a Spring 2021 conference, the Conference of Latin American Geography will be hosting a series of free LiveCLAG webinars. Details about the full slate of sessions can be found at: https://clagscholar.org/conferences/2021-live-clag.
The first LiveCLAG webinar, titled “Reassessing Vulnerability and Solidarity in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Pandemic” will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 5pm (EST). Panelists will provide updates on their contributions to the Journal of Latin American Geography and discuss recent research on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Panelists Viviana Buitrón Cañadas, Asociación Geográfica del Ecuador, and Danilo Borja, University of Calgary Christian Abizaid, University of Toronto Robert Huish, Dalhousie University Annette Idler, Harvard University, and Markus Hochmüller, University of Oxford
Moderator James Biles, City University of New York
This residency will share archives and learning/organizing lessons on the entwined legacies of Black ~ Puerto Rican ~ Feminist Studies and movements at CUNY in the 1960s and 70s, in order to nourish bridges between community organizers, cultural workers, educators, and students in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. These radiant histories will be broadcast through a three-month series of seven online public dialogues on the lives of Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde; explorations in Black~Puerto Rican~Third World Feminist Studies at CUNY now; histories of how CUNY movements created Open Admissions and Ethnic Studies; and present efforts to decolonize CUNY and New York City. All programs will be conducted online via Zoom, and several of the presentations will feature live Spanish interpretation. We actively welcome working-class Black, Indigenous, Asian, Caribbean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and beyond (BIPOC)—especially women, gender non-binary, and queer and trans—individuals and groups to attend and participate. The events and materials will be available for all, but we will intentionally center these participants in our process. The residency will culminate in the creation of digital and print materials for free distribution at Wendy’s Subway. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Park returned to City College via Zoom to give a presentation in our Gender, Race, & Latinidad course, on October 27, this Fall. His presentation covered a number of issues dealing with identity, including masculinities, sexism, racism, Latinx identity, prejudices against Asian communities in the U.S. and in Latin America, and the inherited, “2nd-hand orientalism” expressed in Latinx and Latin American society. Drawing on the analysis from his article, “The Latin Dragon: Remasculinization of the ‘Oriental’ Male in Marko Zaror’s Films,” Professor Park talked about the martial arts films featuring the Chilean actor, Marko Zaror, who is of Palestinian descent, and the contradictions about Asian and Latinx identities in Chile and other countries in in Latin America.
Having grown up in Santiago, Chile, in the Korean-Chilean community, Dr. Park also spoke about his experience as an Asian man in the U.S. You can read his poetry in Y el verso cae al aula and his other academic work on his academia.edu page.
You can get the link to watch the recording of our Zoom class under Guest Speakers.
Below are a few screenshots of our class during the presentation.