Portugal, Race, and Memory: A Conversation, A Reckoning
This interdisciplinary and transhistorical event, co-sponsored by Global Arts + Humanities and the English Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee, convenes researchers and practitioners from Spanish and Portuguese, English, and History to discuss the use of personal narratives in reckoning with the relationship between the past and the present. The aim of this conversation is to bridge the gap between Portugal's legacies of slavery, and autotheory, or life writing, which positions the memory and embodiment of the speakers as central tools that help us understand the lives and afterlives of racial violence.
This event will be moderated by Professor Lisa Voigt (Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University). Presenters include Pedro Schacht Pereira (Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University), Patrícia Martins Marcos (History and Science Studies, University of California San Diego), Kathryn Vomero Santos (English, Trinity University), and Mira Assaf Kafantaris (English, The Ohio State University).