Thursday, April 5, 2018; 3:00 pm; Lucy Ellis Lounge (1080 Foreign Languages Building), Room 101 – CLACS Lecture Series
Inquiry into Mañach’s choteo in 21st Century English,” Jacqueline Loss, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, University of Connecticut
Prior to lecture, join Taller Cubano at noon (feel free to bring your brown bag lunch!) for “From Discrepant Cosmopolitanisms to Refinement (by way of the Soviets)”
– Jacqueline Loss will talk about her own scholarly trajectory, professional positioning vis-a-vis Cuban culture, and the importance of thinking interdisciplinarily about Cuba in global terms.  Location: Undergraduate Library 142 (lower level, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs)


Friday, September 9, 2016; 6 p.m. Afro-Cuban rhythms will reverberate from the Krannert Center on Opening Night, with the Pedrito Martínez Group and other musicians. $5 charge.

Thursday, September 22, 2016; 3:00 pm; Davenport Hall 109a (in the Anthropology Office). “Black Expressive Life Testified in an Era of Neoliberalism,” featuring Marc D. Perry, Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of New Orleans and author of Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba (Duke Press, 2015).

Friday, September 23, 2016; 9:30 p.m. Late-night music as part of Krannert Center’s Afterglow series (Stage 5) featuring Sonic Liberation 8. Free.

Thursday, November 3; 12 p.m.; Room 101 International Studies Building, Ellen Moodie, Associate Professor, Anthropology, UIUC.  Desire and anxiety: Notes on encounters between Cuban social scientists and a U.S. Anthropologist

Thursday, November 10, 2016; noon; Room 101 International Studies Building. Taller Cubano will co-sponsor the visit of medical anthropologist Sean Brotherton (Anthropology, University of Chicago) to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, who will speak on “The Socialist Humanitarian Imperative: The Logic and Practice of Cuba’s Quest for Global Health in the Americas.”

  • That evening (5:00 p.m.)  Sean Brotherton will join Taller Cubano for a discussion of his book Revolutionary Medicine: Health and the Body in Post-Soviet Cuba (Duke Press, 2012). Location: Davenport Hall, room 109A (This is the classroom in the Anthropology Office.) [location updated]
    • all welcome to go to dinner with Sean afterwards