The National Endowment For The Humanities Sponsored Lecture By Dr. Ada Ferrer
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: B-building, B-306
Please join us to a lecture by the The National Endowment For The Humanities Sponsored Lecture by Dr. Ada Ferrer (NYU, History)
The Cuban writer José Martí, who lived in New York from 1880 to 1895, is one of the most important political theorists from nineteenth century Latin America. His essay “Our America” (1891) influenced many Latin American writers and political movements and deeply impacted postcolonial theorists, such as Frantz Fanon and Roberto Fernández Retamar.
Dr. Ada Ferrer is Julius Silver Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean History at New York University. She has written extensively on issues of race, slavery, and nation-building. She has received numerous honors, including a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship; Dorothy Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library; 2015 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the best book on slavery from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Race, and Resistance; the 2015 Frederich Katz Prize for the best book in Latin American History from the American Historical Association, the 2015 Wesley-Logan Prize for the best book in African Diaspora history from the AHA , and the 2015 James Rawley Prize also from the AHA for the best book in Atlantic World History; the 2015 Haiti Illumination Book Prize from the Haitian Studies Association, among many others.