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The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute Welcomes Dr. Melissa M. Valle for Afro-Latino Lecture  

Photo of Melissa ValleThe Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute of Seton Hall University will be hosting an Afro-Latino lecture on campus titled "Displacement, Dispossession and Black Diasporic Politics." The event will focus on race-related displacement in South American countries and discuss anti-Black racism in Latin America and the United States. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. on October 1 in Bethany Hall, Ballroom A. The talk will feature guest speaker Assistant Professor Melissa M. Valle, an accomplished researcher and educator in her field.

Valle is the Assistant Professor in both the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Sociology and has four master's degrees as well. She is an award recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to Columbia and was a Tow Center Fellow for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Assistant Professor Valle was also awarded the Rutgers Research Council Grant and is planning on writing her own book titled, A Battle of Worths: The politics of race, space, and recognition in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. She has published multiple articles and co-authored works that have been featured in Columbia Journalism Review, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and many others.

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

For information on future events, scholarships, and all that is #JAULI, stop by the Institute's office located in Fahy Room 246. Don't forget to follow the Institute Twitter and Instagram @JAULISHU to stay up to date with their latest news and events. Hispanic Heritage month will continue until October 17, the date of our El Caribe Gala which you can R.S.V.P. here

For any questions and/or if you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Institute's Graduate Assistant, Mr. Spencer Hinton at

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For more information, please contact:

  • Stephanie Macias-Arlington
  • (973) 761-9422
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