CLACS at NYU and the NYU Department of History host Darío Euraque (Trinity College), the distinguished Honduran historian and former director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History
April 11, 5:00-7:00 pm, in-person KJCC 404, lecture, “A Banana Planter in his Labyrinth: Rafael López Padilla (1875-1963) and Honduran Modernity.”
April 12, 12:30-2:00 pm, in-person KJCC 404, informal conversation with graduate students about their research interests.
These in-person events are for NYU students, faculty, and staff only.
Dr. Dario A. Euraque (b. 1959, Tegucigalpa, Honduras) has taught at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut since 1990, when he received his Ph.D in Latin American and Caribbean history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Euraque has published articles and reviews in many academic journals in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. His early work focused on the economic and social history of Honduras. His books are: Reinterpreting the "Banana Republic": Region and State in Honduras, 1870s-1972 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996, Spanish editions in 1996 and 2001); Estado, Poder, Nacionalidad y Raza en la Historia de Honduras: Ensayos (Tegucigalpa: Ediciones Subirana, 1996); Conversaciones Históricas con el Mestizaje en Honduras y su Identidad Nacional (San Pedro Sula: Centro Editorial, 2004); El golpe de Estado del 28 de junio del 2009, el Patrimonio Cultural y la Identidad Nacional de Honduras (San Pedro Sula: Centro Editorial, 2010); Historiografía de Honduras (Tegucigalpa: Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia, 2009), and most recently, with Yesenia Martinez, La Diáspora Africana en los programas educativos de Centroamérica, (Tegucigalpa: Editorial Guaymuras, 2013). An edition in English, entitled The African Diaspora in the Educational Programs of Central America, will be published in 2016 by the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University and Africa World Press. His is currently working on two biographies: one of Armando Mendez Fuentes (1925-2003), a Honduran gay poet, essayist, and critic; another of Rafael Lopez Padilla (1875-1963), a Honduran banana cultivator, and critic of the monopolistic stranglehold of the United Fruit Co. in his country.