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Anasa Hicks, ‘Servants’ Echoes: The Reverberations of Domestic Service in Post-Revolutionary Cuba’
October 22, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Institute for the Study of the Americas “On the Matter of Race and Race Relations in Cuba” Speakers Series for fall semester 2018 is dedicated to the examination of the complexities of race relations in Cuba, with particular attention to the ways that the Cuban revolution, with its doctrinal commitment to social justice and racial equality, addressed–or failed to address–inequities with deep historical antecedents. Speakers offer uniquely critical perspectives from which to assess the state of race relations in Cuba based on extensive research in and travel to Cuba. This event is co-sponsored by The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
Anasa Hicks studied at New York University where she completed her doctorate in 2017. She specializes in Latin American and Caribbean history, especially 20th-century Cuba, Hispanic Caribbean, women and gender, and labor studies. Hicks’s current book project, Hierarchies at Home: A History of Domestic Service in Cuba from Abolition to Revolution, explores questions of race, gender and ethnicity in a field of work with deep ties to Cuba’s slave society past.