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Black Studies Program


January 29th, 2014 - Black Studies Lecture Series Spring 2014   - Black Studies: Paradigms, Frontiers & Challenges 

Lecture Title:  Beyond Zumbi: The Insurgent Geographies of Brazilian Quilombos


LIPPMAN  ROOM, NAC 6/309  3 - 5PM

PROF. Yuko Miki (B.A. Brown University; M.A., Ph.D. New York University) is a historian of Latin America, the African Diaspora, and the Atlantic World at Fordham University.

She specializes in nineteenth-century Brazil, focusing on the intersection of the African diaspora and indigenous Latin America in the areas of slavery, race, citizenship, and nation-building. Her article, "Fleeing into Slavery: The Insurgent Geographies of Brazilian Quilombolas (Maroons), 1880-1881," The Americas 68, no. 4 (2012), won the 2013 Best Article Prize from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazil Section and the Nupur Chaudhuri Award for the Best First Article from the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH). It will also be published in Brazil. Her article, "Slave and Citizen in Black and Red: Reconsidering the Intersection of African and Indigenous Slavery in Postcolonial Brazil," in Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, will be published in MarchShe is currently finishing a manuscript entitled Insurgent Geographies: Blacks, Indians, and the Making of Postcolonial Brazil.

Yuko Miki is Secretary of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD).  Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she was Assistant Professor of Latin American history at Washington University in St. Louis prior to joining the Fordham Faculty.