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The Department of History Presents "The Afro-Latin American Diaspora" a Lecture by Historian Dr. Kim D. Butler  

Historian Dr. Kim D. ButlerThe Department of History in co-sponsorship with the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program as well as the Africana Studies Program, will be hosting a lecture presented by Dr. Kim D. Butler, from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. This event will take place on Monday, November 20th at 2 p.m. in the Chancellor's Suite of the University Center. The event will also be providing a free Brazilian-themed lunch.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Dr. Kim D. Butler, a historian specializing in African Diaspora studies with a focus on Brazil and Latin America/Caribbean, will be offering her insight on the Brazilian Day of Black Consciousness. In this informative lecture, Dr. Butler will engage students with diaspora studies directly and raise awareness on new, emerging diaspora theories.

Butler an, Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University and holds M.A.'s in History from Johns Hopkins and Howard Universities. She is a historian specializing in African diaspora studies with a focus on Brazil and Latin America/Caribbean. Professor Butler is the author of Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador, winner of the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History from the American Historical Association, and the Letitia Woods Brown Publication Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians. She has published numerous articles on Afro-Brazilian history and, more recently, diaspora theory.

Inspired by the legacy of Joseph A. Unanue, the Latino Institute at Seton Hall University advances, educates, and transforms students into the next generation of servant leaders in our ever changing global society. With the Institute's support and guidance, students can fulfill their potential as servant leaders through cultural programming, designed to build stronger linkages to their heritage, and academic scholarship, mentorship, skill development, and critical thinking. Click here to learn more about the Latino Institute. For information on future events and scholarships, stop by the Institute's office located in Fahy Hall Room 246 and follow the Institute on Twitter and Instagram @JAULISHU.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Jacquelyn Coletta
  • (973) 761-9422
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