Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Puerto Rico y la Cultura de la Catástrofe: Representations, Narratives and Politics After María

Thursday, April 26, 2018

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Music Room, Rochambeau House. 84 Prospect Street. 

Since its origin, Puerto Rico has been a land of natural, historical and political catastrophe. Its precarity is illustrated in its status as U.S. territory, which postulates a liminal citizenship. The series of hurricanes that have devastated the island have become case studies to investigate catastrophe as political work. To discuss this unresolved violence, we have invited three academic and literary figures from the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico.  

Panelists: Dennis Alicea, Beatriz Cruz-Sotomayor, Edgardo Rodríguez-Juliá

Moderator: Julio Ortega

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