Cedar / Spruce Rooms
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th. Ave.
A CLLAS Faculty Grantee presentation by Alai Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) and Ana Lara (Anthropology)
Professors Alai Reyes-Santos and Ana-Maurine Lara will discuss “Afro-Aboriginal Women Healers in the Caribbean and its Diasporas” in a CLLAS Faculty Grantee talk at the EMU on May 17 at 3:30 p.m. This talk focuses on their interdisciplinary study examining Caribbean women’s roles in Afro-Indigenous healing traditions and how this healing work contributes to healers’ empowerment in their communities. Research sites include the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Pacific Northwest.
Professor Lara is an anthropology professor and ethnographer and Professor Reyes-Santos is a professor of ethnic studies trained in literary and cultural studies.
The study draws on their methodological areas of expertise to incorporate a) analysis of cultural narratives centering Caribbean women healers and b) ethnographic research among Caribbean women healers.
Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies