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The College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami presents

Imagining Culture(s), Rethinking Disciplines:
A Conference on Anthropology and the Humanities

Friday-Saturday, April 1-2, 2011

‌Erna Brodber is the author of four novels: Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home (1981), Myal (1989), Louisiana (1997), and The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007). She has also written numerous works on Jamaican history, culture, and society, including most recently The Second Generation of Freemen in Jamaica, 1907-1944 (2004), based on oral historical research that has also shaped her fiction. She teaches creative writing (prose fiction) in the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies and supervises students in research for the University College of the Caribbean.

‌Dipesh Chakrabarty is Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. A founding member of the editorial collective of Subaltern Studies, his work has exerted broad influence on postcolonial thought. He has interrogated the profession of history in Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal, 1890-1940 (1989), Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (2000), and Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies (2002).

‌Mabel Moraña is William H. Gass Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies and International and Area Studies at Washington University, St. Louis. Her recent books include Viaje al silencio/Exploraciones del discurso barroco [Voyage into Silence: Explorations in Baroque Discourse] (1998) and Critica Impura [Impure Criticism] (2004). She has recently co-edited a two-volume collection, Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate (2008), Ideaologies of Hispanism (2005), and Indigenismo hacia el fin del milenio [Indigenism Towards the End of the Millenium] (2002).