var response='success'; jQuery('#ad-event-feed-36349 .raweventdata').html("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eBeyond Black and White: Race Making and Race Mixing in Contemporary Cuba\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e03/13/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eHow can we understand race in Cuba? History highlights a plantation past, and deeply held nationalist ideologies of mestizaje. Demographics draw a contested map on the proportions and definitions of whites, blacks, and mixed-race people on the island.  While contemporary politics gives us a different view, ongoing racial discrimination is undermining the advances the socialist revolution made toward achieving equality. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nIn this mosaic of history, politics and demography, this lecture will present an alternate angle on the complexity of racial meaning on the island by focusing on the intimate domains of family and partner choice. Families have remained the keystone of society during the current social and economic transformations in Cuba. In this context, we see Cubans enact everyday notions of race and color, self and other, in their family formation and reproductive choices. We will explore how their intimate decisions shape the present and future contours of race and race mixing on the island.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNadine Fernandez, associate professor and department chair of Social Science at SUNY Empire State College, received her doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research examines race and gender relations in Cuba. Fernandez is also interested in the social impact of Cuba’s changing economy in the post-Soviet period, and the effect of mass tourism on intimate relations. Most recently, her research has focused on Cuban marriage migration to Scandinavia, and examining how gender, sexuality, and race are enmeshed in processes of transnational mobility, migration and tourism. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters and \u003cem\u003eRevolutionizing Romance: Interracial Couples in Contemporary Cuba\u003c/em\u003e (2010, Rutgers University Press). Fernandez is currently working on two co-edited books: the first on the post-Soviet Cuban diaspora, and the second on mobility and sexual economies globally.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eAnna Everetts,, (610) 328-7750\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eMcCabe Library : McCabe Lobby\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Nadine Fernandez\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Nadine Fernandez\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Black Cultural Center, Intercultural Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, LGBTQ, Library, Public Events, Student Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003eLatin American and Latino Studies, History, Intercultural Center, Black Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and Swarthmore Library\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e03/13/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eKorea’s ‘Chinese Decade’ 1880-1894: A New Look at Late Qing-Late Choson Relations\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e03/27/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cp class=\"MsoNormal\"\u003eWhen China abandoned its non-interference policy of sadae in the 1880s (Korea\u0027s “Chinese Decade”), most of the attention was focused on Yuan Shikai in Seoul. Less well known is that China also attempted to absorb Korea\u0027s maritime customs service. The recently-discovered correspondence of the first customs commissioner in Pusan, William Nelson Lovatt - who was fired by China - reveals this unknown aspect of Chinese imperialism in the late 19th century, involving conspiracies of silence, whistleblowing, and blackmail.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nWayne Patterson, member of the History Department faculty of St. Norbert College since 1977, specializes in the history of East Asia. His undergraduate degree in History is from Swarthmore College and he holds two Master’s degrees in History and International Relations. His Ph.D. is in International Relations, with a concentration in modern East Asian history. Patterson has lived, taught and/or attended universities in Taiwan, Japan and Korea.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe recipient of four Fulbright Fellowships, Patterson has authored or edited 13 books on modern Korea and Japan, and is the recipient of the Donald B. King Outstanding Scholar Award. He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in the United States.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eAnna Everetts,, (610) 328-7750\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eKohlberg : Kohlberg, Scheuer Room\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Wayne Patterson\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Wayne Patterson\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Intercultural Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003eAsian Studies, the Chinese Section of Modern Languages, and the Department of History\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e03/27/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e")