September 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Segal Theatre (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Read discussant Mario A. González-Corzo’s comments on the film’s resonance of the Special Period
Raúl Rubio (Ph.D., Tulane University) is Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at John Jay College, CUNY. His research is grounded in the emerging interdisciplinary field of material culture, which examines a wide-range of artifacts, from cultural commodities to the museum archive. His latest book La Habana: cartografías culturales was published in 2013 by Aduana Vieja press of Spain.
Julie Skurski (Ph.D., University of Chicago) was appointed Distinguished Lecturer in Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY in 2009. She is now at work on Civilizing Barbarism: Nationhood, Masculinity, and Mestizaje in Early Twentieth-Century Venezuela. She is conducting research on the relationship between secular and esoteric formations of national and collective identity, focusing on Freemasonry and popular religiosity in Venezuela and Cuba.
Mario A. González-Corzo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Lehman College, CUNY. His research interests and areas of specialization include Cuba’s post-Soviet economic developments, the role of remittances in the Cuban economy, and Cuba’s banking and agricultural sectors.