Akiko Tsuchiya, Washington University

Fri, Oct 25 2019, 4 - 5:30 pm
A&S 113

Hosted by the Afro-Romance Institute

A renowned critic of peninsular literature, Professor Tsuchiya recently co-edited Unsettling Colonialism: Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World (SUNY Press).

Her lecture analyzes the debates surrounding the removal of the statue of Spanish financier and slave-trafficker Antonio López y López (1817-1883) by the city of Barcelona in March of 2018. Besides considering his place in Spanish colonial history, her talk will also establish connections with recent public debates regarding the removal of the Confederate monuments in the United States.

Reception afterwards. All welcome!