Middlebury College Museum of Art

Tuesday, October 11

Asian Imprints in Latin American and Caribbean History and Culture

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Alexander Twilight Hall 101 (Auditorium) and on Zoom

Dr. Kathleen López, Associate Professor, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Department of History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Kathleen Lopez

Asians have maintained a longstanding presence in Latin American and Caribbean history. Whether they came as sailors or settlers, contract laborers or transnational merchants, Asian migrants became a key component in the development of Latin American and Caribbean economies and societies and debates on their place in nation-building. With a focus on migrants from China, Japan, and India and their locally-born descendants, this lecture will address themes such as integration, discrimination, language, foodways, culture, and identity.

Dr. López specializes in the historical intersections between Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

In-person event: Assisted Listening Devices will be available.

This lecture will be simulcast on Zoom. Those who wish to view remotely can register for the Zoom session here. The Zoom version of this talk will be auto-captioned.

Accessibility Questions? Contact Mikki Lane at mlane@middlebury.edu or 802.443.2309.

Lion Dance performance in Cuba
Lion Dance performance in Cuba

This talk is co-sponsored by the Luso-Hispanic Studies Department and the Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature. It is offered in conjunction with the exhibition No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945–Present, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art September 15–December 11, 2022.

Free and open to the public. Read about Middlebury College’s COVID-19 guidelines.