of Illinois at Chicago's Latin American and Latino Studies Program welcomes
Francisco Scarano, who will present "Jibaro Soy! Peasants, Politics,
and Identity in Puerto Rico." Scarano's talk, part of the Lecture in
the Community series, will address issues of Puerto Rican identity and
"The Lecture in
the Community series is an open forum for establishing a dialogue between
UIC and the Latino community in Chicago," said Frances Aparicio, UIC
director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
Friday, April 27 7 p.m.
Pedro Albizu Campos Museum
2639 W. Division St.
is a professor of history and director of the Latin American, Caribbean
and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is a noted
scholar of Caribbean history with emphasis on Puerto Rico and other
Spanish-speaking nations. Scarano's work has focused on such topics
as slavery, peasantry, plantation economy and society, and the influence
of racial imagery on nation building. Publications include "Tradición
y Modernidad: Una Historia Contemporánea de Puerto Rico" (McGraw Hill,
1998) and the forthcoming "La Mascarada, Jibara y Otros Ensayos: Clases,
Resistencias, e Identidades en la Historia de Puerto Rico."
UIC's Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the lecture is free
and open to the public.For more information, call 996-2445.