A Book Talk with Prof. Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University, Classics) and Prof. Tao Leigh Goffe (NYU SCA) on Undocumented in the Academy: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Icy League. A discussion on Afro-Caribbean Identity, the Dominican Diaspora, Roman Classics, Migration, and Memoir.
Tao Leigh Goffe is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis where she writes about formations of diaspora and their attendant subcultures in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and her Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University. Her current work maps a network of enmeshed Afro-Asian intimacies in the metropolises of New York's Chinatown and Toronto as well as the plantations of the West Indies and the American South. Assembling spy thrillers, beauty pageant photography, recipes, reggae songs, and family photographs, as a rich archive of Afro-Asian intimacies in the Americas, Dr. Goffe reads cultural objects against the grain of colonial history.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta is Dominican by birth and a New Yorker by upbringing. His core research and teaching focus is the Roman Republic and early Empire. He also works on classical reception in contemporary American and Latin American cultures.
The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.