The Eisenberg Institute continues its fall programming on Thursday, October 15, 4:00 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Paulina L. Alberto's lecture, "Lives and Afterlives of 'El Negro Raúl': Racial Stories in Twentieth-Century Argentina." The talk continues the Institute's 2015-17 theme, "Senses and Longings." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Paulina L. Alberto is Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Romance Languages and Literatures (Programs in Spanish and Portuguese) at the University of Michigan. She is the author of multiple articles on racial activism and racial ideologies in Latin America (with a focus on modern Brazil and Argentina) and of Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2011). She is co-editor (with Eduardo Elena) of Rethinking Race in Modern Argentina (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Her current book project on Raúl Grigera (“El Negro Raúl”), an (in)famous urban figure from early twentieth-century Buenos Aires, explores the power of racial stories to construct “whiteness” and “blackness” in modern Argentina and to shape individual fates.

On Friday, October 16, 12:00 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Institute presents the symposium, "Your Dissertation's Future (and What It Means for Writing Your Dissertation Now)." Link for symposium details, including a short description of the proceedings. Panelists include:

  • Deirdre de la Cruz, Assistant Professor of History and Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan
  • Jonathan McLaughlin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History, University of Michigan
  • Alexa L. Pearce, Librarian for History and American Culture, University of Michigan Library
  • Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Director of the University of Michigan Press
  • Nora Krinitsky (chair), Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan.

Lunch is provided at the workshop. Free and open to the public.

These events are made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

Left: “El Negro Raúl” [Raúl Grigera], ca. 1915 (Archivo General de la Nación, Departamento Documentos Fotográficos, Buenos Aires, Argentina); right: “El Negro Raúl” [Raúl Grigera], ca. 1935 (Archivo de Redacción Diario Crónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina).