New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will host anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz for a public lecture, “Quijote and Caliban: A Different Look at Creolization,” on Monday, April 4, 5 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (auditorium), 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets).
Mintz, a preeminent scholar in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, has studied Caribbean rural life, social history, and the Afro-Caribbean tradition from the time of his fieldwork in Puerto Rico in the 1940s through his presentation of the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures at Harvard University in 2003. His research weds the anthropological concept of culture to historical materialist scholarship. Mintz’s most recent books are Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations (2010) and The World of Soy (2008), a co-edited volume. He is also the author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History, The Birth of African-American Culture: An Anthropological Perspective, and Worker in the Cane: A Puerto Rican Life History.
For more information on the free event, which is part of the CLACS Research Colloquium Series entitled "Our America," call 212.998.8686. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU serves as a bridge to local and global communities. It creates a network of people interested in the region and collaborates to further expand Latin American and Caribbean studies. Founded in 1966, CLACS is a renowned leader in teaching, research and programming about the region.