Class Schedule

Week 1: Introduction


Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. “Reflections about Race by a Negrito Acomplejao” The Afro-Latin@ Reader History and Culture in the United States. Duke University Press, 2010. (Pages 445-447)

Week 2: Theory


Zamora. Omaris Z. “Transnational Renderings of Negro/a/x/*: Re-centering Blackness in AfroLatinidad.” Small Axe 68: 07.2022

“Loo Nascimento” Afronta! Historias Afrobrasileñas (Juliana Vicente, 2017)

African Slavery and African Resistance

Week 3: African Slavery in Latin America


Andrews, George Reid. “1800.” Afro-Latin America 1800-2000. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Presentation(s) by:




Week 4: The After Life and Legacies of African Slavery

9/20 *Extra-credit Opportunity*

BMI Presents: Betwixt: An Afro-Latinx Reading

12:30-2:00 pm

Room 2-125 Vertical Building


Do Nascimento, Abdias. “Genocide: The Social Lynching of Africans and Their Descendants in Brazil.” Brazil Mixture and Massacre? Essays on the Genocide of Black People. The Majority Press, 1989

Presentation(s) by:

Delossantos,Brianna Andrea

Guerrero,Elliot L

Hernandez,Karen N

Week 5: Community Performances of Black Remembrance 

9/28 *Extra Credit Opportunity*

BLS Presents: The Power of Coalition Building

Room 2-125 VC

12:30-2:00 pm

Discussion with students and faculty members Dr. Karanja Keita Caroll, Dr. Jennifer Carrocio Maldonado, and Dr. Rojo Robles about their work and research around coalition building between Black and Latinx Communities.


They Are We (Emma Christopher, 2013)

Presentation(s) by:

Lorenzo Valdez,Riki A



From Black Invisibility to Black Visibility 

Week 6: Pan-Africanism, Politics of Blackness, and Cultural Production


Davis, Darien and Judith Michelle Williams. “Pan-Africanism, Negritude and the Currency of Blackness.” Beyond Slavery. Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. (Excerpts: 143-44; 152-155; 155-164)

Presentation(s) by:


Reyes,Jonas Alexander


10/13 *Extra-credit Opportunity* (Online)

Black Futures Symposium: Black Ecologies

Thursday 1:00 pm-2:30 pm (EST) October 13, 2022, Cristina Sturmer, activist, and researcher with Brazil’s Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), Landless Rural Workers Movement. 

Cristina Sturmer is a researcher and activist of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) based in the Santa Maria Settlement in Paranacity, a municipality in the state of Paraná in the Southern Region of Brazil. Sturmer received her BA in Economic Sciences with training in Cooperativism and Development from the Federal University of Fronteira Sul (UFFS) and her MA in Agroecology and Sustainable Rural Development from the same institution. She was a Substitute Professor in Economic Theory at UFFS Campus Laranjeiras do Sul, systematizing the Cantuquiriguaçu Agroecology Network through a project developed by the National Agroecology Articulation (ANA). She is also a member of the October 4th of the Emergency Brigade of Solidarity with the Mozambican people. Currently, she is on the board of the Vitória Agricultural Production Cooperative (COPAVI) and coordinates the FINAPOP project department, both linked to the MST. Projects developed in the area of Public Policies for Territorial Development, Agrarian Reform, Solidarity Economy, and Agroecology with emphasis on women’s groups, agro-industries, quilombola communities, and Guarani indigenous people.

This session will be moderated by Professor Rojo Robles, Black and Latino Studies, Baruch College.

To Register for this event on Zoom, please click here: Black Futures Symposium: Black Ecologies 2022

Week 7: 

10/19 Asynchronous

Send midterm project + self-evaluation rubric via email ( before 11:59 pm


The Making of an Afro-Latinx Community   

Week 8: Afro-Latinx Identities in North America


Jiménez Román, Miriam and Juan Flores. “Introduction” The Afro-Latin@ Reader History and Culture in the United States. Duke University Press, 2010. (Pages 1-15)

Presentation(s) by:




Black Ecologies 

Week 9: Race, Gender, and Motherhood in Afro-Latinx communities in the US


Girmay, Aracelis. “From Woe to Wonder.” The Paris Review.

Presentation(s) by:

Dyal,Michelle E

Fermin,Yuddy Mercedes

Johnson,Jerikka Ethelyn

Week 10: Transnational Relations

11/9 Synchronous Zoom Session

Haywood, Kahlil. “Paraíso Negro.” Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed. Flatiron Books, 2021.

Presentation(s) by:



Topic: Week 10: Transnational Relations, Panamá-US
Time: Oct 26, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 853 7391 6894

Week 11: Afro-Latinx Cinematic Personal Essay 


Randall, Julian. “#Julian4Spiderman” Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed. Flatiron Books, 2021.

Presentation(s) by:




Recommended Screening:

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, 2018)

Recommended Podcast Episode:

Week 12: The Sounds of Afro-Latinx Literature


Gautier, Amina. “Aguanile.” Now We Will Be Happy. University of Nebraska Press, 2014.

Presentation(s) by:




*Grace period for late assignments starts.

Week 13: Writing Afro-Latinidades

11/30 Synchronous via Zoom

BLS Afro Latinidades Symposium Series presents:

A Student-Led Zoom Conversation with Dr. Amina Gautier

Registration Link:

Recommended Stories:

Gautier, Amina. “What the Tide Returns” American Short Fiction.

Gautier, Amina. “Rerun.” Kweli Journal.

Gautier, Amina. “Buen Provecho.” The Los Angeles Review.

*Grace period for late assignments ends.

Week 14: Conclusion for now


Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. “Reflections about Race by a Negrito Acomplejao” The Afro-Latin@ Reader History and Culture in the United States. Duke University Press, 2010.  (Pages 447-452)




From 12/08-12/19 (until 11:59 pm)

Please send your project with the self-evaluation rubric asynchronously via email: Let me know as well if you would like to get my feedback on the project.

*No pdfs, please.

Final Grade Submission Deadline