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Measuring maternal worth : racial science in Mexican obstetrics, 1869-1936
This thesis explores the connections between scientific politics and maternal healthcare in Mexico between 1869 and 1936. In sum, I propose that scientific and elite debate about female biology was related to broader ...
Ta Ligado : rodas e hip hop no Rio
Given that hip-hop has its origin in communal sharing and resistance, how do spaces of urban art empower young people and build their identities to reclaim space? Ta Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio is a short documentary-styled ...
Destabilizing racialized geographies : the temporality of Blackness in Puerto Rico
In this thesis I analyze the way in which the de-colonial construction of Puerto Rico, and subsequent acquisition by the US as a territory, came to inform and create a whitened identity through the confinement, historicization ...
The dialectic of blackness and full citizenship : a case study of Haitian migration to the Dominican Republic
In 2015 the Dominican Republic enforced a series of measures to expel undocumented Haitian immigrants and unregistered Dominicans of Haitian descent. As a result, thousands of people of Haitian descent became "illegal", ...
Affirmative action in Brazil : affirmation or denial?
Affirmative action for blacks has been implemented in recent years mainly as racial quota system at public universities in Brazil. The topic became nationally debated when the racial quota system of the University of ...
Articulating race on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast
Mestizos have lived on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast since at least 1894 and been the majority group since at least 1981. However, Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast is frequently imagined as a predominantly black and indigenous ...