LASA 2016 Book Presentations
May 29, 2016 - 2:30 pm
Books by CUNY authors affiliated with the Bildner Center
- Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy (Duke University Press, 2015) by John Collins.
- The Politics of Che Guevara: Theory and Practice (Haymarket Books, 2016) by Samuel Farber.
- The State and the Private Sector in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) by Mauricio Font.
- Remembering Alfonso Quiroz.
Alfonso W. Quiroz (1956-2013) earned a bachelor’s degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (1980) and a doctorate degree at Columbia University (1986). He was a professor at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (1986-2012). Quiroz was devoted to producing cutting-edge scholarship on the economic history of Latin America. His last book Corrupt Circles: Costs of Unbound Graft in Peru (Woodrow Wilson Center and Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) was published in Spanish in 2013 as Historia de la corrupción en el Perú (IEP-IDL). Throughout his career he published numerous articles on Peruvian colonial and modern credit, and Cuban nineteenth-century corruption, education, and socioeconomic repression. He co-edited Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz (Lexington Books, 2005) and The Cuban Republic and José Martí: Reception and Uses of a National Symbol (Lexington Books, 2006) based on papers presented at two conferences organized by the Bildner Center. Alfonso Quiroz received prestigious fellowships: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (1990, 2010); Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2002); Fulbright (2003); Guggenheim (2008), among others.
Samuel Farber (Ph.D., University of California) is an emeritus professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of CUNY. He was born and raised in Cuba and has written numerous books and articles about the country. His most recent book is Cuba Since The Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment published by Haymarket Books in 2011.
John Collins (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Associate Professor and director of Latin America and Latino Studies Program at Queens College, CUNY. His recent publications include Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian “Racial Democracy” (2015); “Policing’s Productive Folds: Secretism and Authenticity in Brazilian Cultural Heritage,” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 19(3): 473-501 (2014); and others.
Mauricio Font (Ph.D., University of Michigan)is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY. Professor Font’s most recent publication is The State and the Private Sector in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He is co-editor of Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts (Paradigm Press, 2014), Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz (Lexington Books, 2005), La República Cubana y José Martí (1902-2002) (Lexington Books, 2006), Toward a New Cuba? (Lynne Rienner, 1997) and Integración económica y democratización: América Latina y Cuba (Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad de Chile, 1998).
Co-organizer: Araceli Tinajero, City College of New York, CUNY