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Arturo Schomburg Annual Lecture: Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

Arturo Schomburg Annual Lecture: Frances Negrón-Muntaner

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Join us for our first Arturo Schomburg Annual Lecture with Frances Negrón-Muntaner, associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Our inaugural speaker is an award-winning filmmaker, advocate, and scholar, and is also the Director of Columbia's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. 


Frances Negrón-Muntaner is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar. Born in Puerto Rico to a family of academics, Negrón-Muntaner’s work spans several fields, including cinema, literature, cultural criticism, and politics. For her work as a scholar and filmmaker, Negrón-Muntaner has received Ford, Truman, Scripps Howard, Rockefeller, and Pew fellowships. Major foundations and public television funding sources have also supported her work.
In 1994, she released the award-winning film Brincando el charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican (1995 Whitney Biennial, Audience Award at the 1995 San Juan CinemaFest and a Merit Selection at the 1995 Latin American Studies Association Film Festival), the first Puerto Rican film to examine issues of race, gender and homophobia in the context of migration. Three years later, Negrón-Muntaner co-edited the groundbreaking Puerto Rican Jam: Rethinking Colonialism and Nationalism, a collection that questioned the accepted formula that nationalism was the cure of colonialism. In 2004, Negrón-Muntaner published Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture (CHOICE Award 2004), a collection of essays that included “Jennifer’s Butt,” a landmark text for the discussion of contemporary U.S. popular culture.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030

Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here

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515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th Street)

New York, NY 10037

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