The New York Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW) hosts the talk “Loving Los Spurs: A History of Basketball Fandom in Greater Mexico" with scholar Frank Guridy.
Frank Guridy, BA, Syracuse University 1993, MA, University of Illinois at Chicago 1996, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2002. Guridy specializes in sport history, urban history, and the history of the African Diaspora in the Americas. He is the author of Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and the African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which won the Elsa Goveia Book Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians and the Wesley-Logan Book Prize, conferred by the American Historical Association. He is the co-editor of Beyond el Barrio: Everyday Life in Latino/a America (NYU Press, 2010), with Gina Perez and Adrian Burgos, Jr. His articles have appeared in the Radical History Review, Caribbean Studies, Social Text, and Cuban Studies His fellowships and awards include the Scholar in Residence Fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2014-15 he held the Ray A. Billington Professorship in American History at Occidental College and the Huntington Library. He is currently at work on two book projects: Assembly in the Fragmented City" A History of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and When Texas Sports Became Bis Time: A History of Sports in Texas after World War II (under contract with the University of Texas Press).
Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the mailing list to receive the papers, which are circulated one week prior to each meeting.
Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in History, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, the SUNY-Stony Brook University History Department, the Committee on Historical Studies of the New School for Social Research, and the Embassy of Spain.
The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.