Dialogues in Afrolatinidad

by Michele Reid Vazquez

The podcast adaptation of the highly successful Dialogues in Afro-Latinidad webinar series ran by the University of Pittsburgh's Afro-Latinx studies initiative is here! In each episode, we educate, amplify, and elevate the stories, histories, and cultures of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx communities, and their transnational connections. Within 30 minutes, listeners can learn more about the migrations, comparative historie... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E10 - A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad

    S01 E10 - A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad

    This three-part episode features conversations with Jennifer Bennett Brown, a K-12 Spanish language educator; Israel Herndon, a college senior majoring in Africana Studies and History; and Dennis Espejo, a rising junior concentrat...

    36:40
  • S01 E09 - Challenging the Narrative of Afro-Cuban Migration

    S01 E09 - Challenging the Narrative of Afro-Cuban MigrationExplicit

    This week Dr. Nancy Mirabal, a scholar of Afro-Latinx and Latinx studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, joins the conversation. In this episode, Dr. Mirabal challenges the perception that Cuban-American history begin...

    23:44
  • S01 E08 - Championing Afro-Latinx Representation in Classical Music

    S01 E08 - Championing Afro-Latinx Representation in Classical Music

    In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez chats with Dr. Zuly Inirio, an Afro-Dominican soprano and doctor of musical arts. Dr. Inirio details her upbringing and how she got her start in music. She hi...

    29:08
  • S01 E07 - Exploring Race, Freedom, and Citizenship in Brazil

    S01 E07 - Exploring Race, Freedom, and Citizenship in Brazil

    This week on Dialogues in Afrolatinidad Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez chats with Dr. Zach Morgan, an Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Penn State University. He is passionate about issues of race, freedom, ...

    30:55
  • S01 E06 - Amplifying Afrolatinidad: The Power of the Arts

    S01 E06 - Amplifying Afrolatinidad: The Power of the Arts

    This episode spotlights Jade Cintrón Báez, a Bilingual Early Childhood Literacy Specialist for The Free Library of Philadelphia and host of ¡Looking Bilingüe! a storytelling series on Youtube that focuses on Latinx empowerment and...

    27:36