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Black Activism and the Cuban Revolution Zoom Visiting Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Devyn Spence Benson
Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 12:30pm
Address: Virtual

Join Professor Maya Berry's Race, Gender & Activism course on October 13th at 12:30pm with a special guest lecture from history professor Dr. Devyn Spence Benson from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Devyn Spence Benson is a 20th century historian who focuses on antiracist movements across the Americas and the Caribbean. Her research and teaching interests sit at the intersection of Africana Studies and Latin American history, and she have worked throughout her career to merge these two interdisciplinary fields by focusing on Afro-Cuban history, politics, and culture. Benson has taught at Williams College, Louisiana State University, Davidson College and now the University of Kentucky. She is the author of published articles and reviews in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Cuban Studies, World Policy Journal, and PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin / American Research Association. Benson’s work has been supported by the Doris G. Quinn, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS), and Gaius Charles Bolin dissertation fellowships. She has also held residencies at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and the WEB DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.

Join the virtual presentation here.
Meeting ID: 986 1794 6807
Passcode: 949810