A roundtable on the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. How have environmental and colonial histories shaped recent events? What fragile infrastructures and uncertain sovereignties have been revealed?
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University
Author of Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politcs in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015)
Victor Hernández Cruz
Distinguished Puerto Rican poet, author of Beneath the Spanish (2017); The Mountain in the Sea (2006); and Maraca: New and Selected Poems 1965-2001 (2001)
Associate Professor of History, Columbia University
Author of Troubling Freedom: Antiguea and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (2015)
George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University
Author of Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (2015)
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Research on water quality, water source protection & water provisions for sustainable communities.
Moderated by Arlene Davila, Professor of Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
This event is co sponsored by NYU Africana Studies