Suite Habana: Screening and Panel Discussion

September 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Segal Theatre (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Suite Habana September 12, 2014

Read discussant Mario A. González-Corzo’s comments on the film’s resonance of the Special Period

Raúl RubioRaúl 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 SkurskiJulie 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 González-CorzoMario 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.