Please join us for a talk by award-winning historian Paulina Alberto, entitled “The Many Lives of El Negro Raúl: Stories of Blackness in Twentieth-Century Argentina.” It will be held in Ramer History House 103, Thurs., November 6, from 4:10-5:30 pm. Tasty refreshments will be served!


Paulina Alberto (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2005) is Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (programs in Spanish and Portuguese). Her work focuses on issues of race and nation, racial ideologies, and racial politics in twentieth-century Latin America, particularly Brazil and Argentina. She is the author of Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil (UNC Press, 2011), co-winner of the 2012 Roberto Reis Prize for Best Book in Brazilian Studies (BRASA) and winner of the 2013 Warren Dean Prize for Best Book in Brazilian History (CLAH). She is co-editor (with Eduardo Elena) of Rethinking Race in Modern Argentina: Shades of the Nation (under contract with Cambridge University Press). Alberto’s current book-length project is titled Racial Stories: Lives, Deaths, and Afterlives of Argentina’s ‘Negro Raúl’ (1880-2010).