Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

María Cabrera Arus – La Moda, La Revolución Cubana y El Hombre Nuevo (Fashion, the Cuban Revolution and the New Man)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

Talk will be in Spanish (translation will be provided).

Professor Cabrera Arus will discuss the research that she will develop during her fall 2019 appointment as Cogut Visiting Professor at CLACS.

María A. Cabrera Arús, Ph.D. (Sociology, New School for Social Research), studies the impact of fashion and domestic material culture on regime stability and legitimation, with a geographical focus on the Caribbean region during the Cold War. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Theory & Society, Contexts, and Cuban Studies, and book anthologies, including The Revolution from Within and the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures. Cabrera Arús is also the author of the New Challenge Award for Social Innovation winning project Cuba Material, an archive of Cuban material culture from the Cold War era, and co-curator of the exhibitions Pioneros: Building Cuba’s Socialist Childhood in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design (September 17 – October 1, 2015) and Cuban Finotype and Its Materiality, at Cabinet magazine (October 21, 2015).

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies