Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Today's Trending Globally Podcast with Maria Cabrera Arus, Cogut Visiting Professor

November 4, 2019

On this episode of the Watson Institute's Trending Globally Podcast, guest host Rich Snyder talks with Maria Cabrera Arus, our very own Cogut Visiting Professor here at the Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies. Maria studies the sociology, politics, and history of something we all interact with every day: clothes. Specifically, at how clothes communicate power, and project values in a culture. She and Rich explore a place and time that exemplifies this relationship between politics, power, and fashion especially well: Revolutionary Cuba.

You can listen to the podcast in their soundcloud: [https://soundcloud.com/watsoninstitute/politics-and-fashion-in-the-cuban-revolution]

You can learn more about Maria’s upcoming public lecture at Watson here: [watson.brown.edu/clacs/events/201…vo-fashion-cuban]

For more examples and images of Revolutionary Cuba’s material culture, visit Maria’s blog ‘Cube Material’: [cubamaterial.com/]

NOTE: CLACS is currently accepting applications for the Cogut Visiting Professorship, which brings scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research here at Brown. The application deadline is November 15. You can learn more about it and apply here: [watson.brown.edu/clacs/opportunities/fellowships]