Caribbean Studies is a dual major requiring 18 credits in addition to any other major at Brooklyn College. Students with a Caribbean Studies proficiency would find employment in environmental organizations, NGO's (non-profit organizations), the public school system, embassies, transportation and travel services, management, and marketing/business services, international law, finance, agriculture, urban development and other community organizations.
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nytimes.com The Caribbean island of Barbuda felt the full force of Hurricane Irma. Now, a struggle to control its future is underway. On one side are Barbudans who own the land and want to preserve their unique way of life — on the other, the government and foreign investors who see opportunity in disaster.
Lisa Del Sol is Brooklyn College Graduate with a BA in English Literature and Caribbean Studies. In the fall she will be a First Year PhD student at Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature. Here she presents a part of her Senior Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis based on the literature of Patrick Chamoiseau at the CSA conference, Haiti
Angela Davis speaks at CSA conference, Haiti
Dr. Aleah Ranjitsingh (Adjunct faculty Caribbean Studies and Africana Studies) and University of the West Indies colleague Dr. Sue Ann Barratt) present their research on Indo/African mixing in the Caribbean at the CSA conference
Check out the tap tap buses, part of the official fleet of CSA conference transport, Haiti
Brooklyn College at the CSA, Haiti.
Participants attend an art exhibit at a renovated Gingerbread house
Artists perform during CSA's (Caribbean Studies Association) conference in Haiti
abcnews.go.com An advertisement for a nursing position has created a storm of outrage over one of its job criteria — no Haitians. The ad, in the Oct. 15 print New City edition of the weekly Pennysaver, said Interim Healthcare Inc. was looking for a female nurse for a job in West Haverstraw, in Rockland...
brooklynmuseum.org We pay tribute to the diverse cultures and contributions of Americans of Caribbean heritage with recent feature films and shorts by Caribbean filmmakers.
Fall 2015 Caribbean Studies Courses
***CAST 1001 Major Themes in Caribbean Studies
Professor Jason Frydman / TuTh 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
The Caribbean Studies gateway course!
Seminar-style exploration of Caribbean thought, culture, and experience. From dancehall to diaspora, slavery to science-fiction, this course will introduce students to ways the intellectual project of Caribbean Studies remixes the disciplines and sets the pace for newly fashioned forms of analysis.
***HIST 3515 The History of Caribbean Societies from the European Conquest to the End of Slavery
Professor Raquel Otheguy / Tu 5:05 PM – 7:50 PM
Back after a long absence!
Conquest and settlement by the European powers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. European rivalries; rise of the sugar economy and slavery as a socioeconomic system. Comparative development of the English, French, and Spanish slave-holding colonies. The Haitian Revolution; the abolition of the slave trade and emancipation in the British colonies; the Ten Years’ War and Emancipation in Cuba.
***PRLS 3125 Music of the Puerto Rican People
Professor Arturo O’Farrill / TuTh 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Study music with a jazz legend!
Survey of folk, popular, classical forms of Puerto Rican music. Influence of Taíno, Spanish, and Afro-Caribbean cultures on these forms. Relationship between Puerto Rican music and folklore. Lectures supplemented with performances, slides, tapes, records.
***YOU CAN NOW DECLARE CARIBBEAN STUDIES
AS YOUR MAJOR OR MINOR ON CUNYFIRST***
For more information, please contact:
Professor Jason Frydman, Director of Caribbean Studies
Nuyorican founder Miguel Algarín at Brooklyn College!
Vanessa Perez-Rosario, "Becoming Julia de Burgos"
Monday, March 9
The Magner Career Center, The Caribbean Studies Program, and the School of Business
are excited to present
“Ethical Sourcing, the Global Supply Chain, and the Caribbean”
an address by
Jennifer Gootman, Director of Social Consciousness and Innovation, West Elm
Thursday, February 26
Gold Room, SUBO
Refreshments to follow
Caribbean Carnival Portraits at York College
- Lunch buffet
- Live streams from Trini Carnival, New Orleans Mardi Gras, and Salvador Carnaval
- Meet and mingle with Caribbean Studies faculty and majors
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 pm
The Club Room, SUBO
Sponsored by the Caribbean Studies Program
Free and open to the public
Please contact Professor Jason Frydman ([email protected]) with any questions.
us1.campaign-archive2.com Encompass Music & Film Festival — Paradigm Shifts Wednesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 9, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 pm; Sundays at 3 pm Bridging indigenous cultures and women’s wisdom with western science… True stories from Africa, Kyrgyzstan, South America, New York City, Utah and cities ar...
[03/03/14] COMING SOON: PANTOMIME by Derek Walcott @ Actor's Fund Actor's Center, March 21st-23rd. Adm: $25. A part of the National Black Writer's Conference 2014.
Spring 2014 Caribbean Studies Courses!
CAST 3000/CMLT 4602/AFST 3243. Caribbean Carnival: History, Performance, Resistance. Prof. Rosamond King, MW 12:50-2:05.
AFST 3138. Black Diaspora in New York.
Prof. Lynda Day, W 3:40-6:25.
AFST 3240/CMLT 3623/PRLS 3315. Caribbean Literature.
Prof. Regine LaTortue, TR 3:40-4:55.
AFST 3260/ENGL 3162/WMST 3117. Black Women in Fiction.
Prof. Regine LaTortue, T 6:30-9:15.
AFST 3344. Caribbean Communities in North America.
TBA, MW 3:40-4:55.
AFST 4405. Seminar in the Humanities: Haitian Literature.
Prof. Regine LaTortue, W 5:00-6:30 p.m. + 1Hr consultation.
PRLS 2005. The Puerto Rican, Latino, and Caribbean Child in NYC.
Prof. Alejandro Carrion, MW 2:15-3:30.
PRLS 2320: [email protected]: Black, [email protected], or Both?
Prof. Vanessa Pérez, TH 2:15-4:45.
PRLS 4505. Models of Economic Development for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Prof. Daniel Bustillo, M 3:40-6:10.
SOCY 2300/PRLS 2300. Urban Caribbean Diaspora.
Prof. Margaret Cox. TR 11-12:15.
Tomorrow (9/16): Prof. Rosamond King at the Women's Center
King (English, Caribbean Studies) with be reading her own poetry, engaging the intersections of culture, gender, and sexuality, at the Women's Center Open House:
227 New Ingersoll
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served
Fall 2013 Caribbean Studies courses and electives
Need to change your schedule at the last minute? Consider these:
CAST.1001 Introduction to Caribbean Studies, Prof. Margaret Cox, MW 12:50
AFST.3145/ POLS 3305 Caribbean Political System, Prof. Bert Thomas, MW11
AFST.3240/ CMLT 3623/ PRLS 3315 Caribbean Literature, Prof. Regine Latortue Tue 6:30
ENGL.4109/WMST 3165 Seminar in Postmodernism: Caribbean Sexualities, Prof. Rosamond King, TR11
ENGL.3194/ CMLT. 3627 Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Prof. Moustafa Bayoumi, MW 12:50
PRLS.2005 The Puerto Rican, Latino, and Caribbean Child in New York City, Prof. Vanessa Perez, Thu 2:15
PRLS.3220 Cubans in the U.S., Prof. Alan Aja, TR11
PRLS.3125 Puerto Rican Music, Prof. Antonio Nadal, MW11
SPAN.3645 Contemporary Caribbean Literature, Prof. Margarite Fernandez Olmos, TR3:40
In push for non-energy foreign investment, Trinidad announces rebrand
Posted 07/19/2013 by InvesTT
If this were a movie, this would be a job for Spielberg, Scorsese or the Coen brothers. One of the smallest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean has become one of the most prosperous. By thinking big. By managing its affairs and resources well. So well, huge companies like BP and Microsoft want to do business there.
It is an amazing story that deserves to be told, and invesTT, Trinidad and Tobago’s national investment promotion agency, has just issued this RFP to give the best nation-branding experts in the world a chance to tell it.
This the story of how Trinidad has started to steer its economy away from oil and gas to develop other sectors like manufacturing and tourism. The long-term strategy is economic prosperity which is boosted by energy exports, not dependent on it.
But for some recent contraction brought on by the global economic crisis, Trinidad’s economy has thrived over the past decade.
The government is now focused on film, fashion, ship repair and transshipment, data storage, financial services and agribusiness—lucrative business opportunities it expects foreign investors will warm to given the country’s ideal location and access to North and South American markets.
How do you market a place like this? A place with such a “can-do” attitude, it has punched above its weight to become one of the largest exporters of methanol and ammonia in the world and the biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas to America.
How do you share the home of the liveliest Carnival on earth, with people who are looking for a good time and a good place to live and work?
Thinking big is the reason Trinidad holds the record for the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup.
“If your firm specialises in country branding or place marketing," says invesTT president Kelvin Mahabir, "this is an exciting challenge to make the world want what we have to offer.”
Is your branding agency up for the challenge?
- See more at: http://www.investt.co.tt/blog/investt
investt.co.tt A call to place-marketing agencies and professionals to bid on the development of Trinidad and Tobago's new country brand.
caribBEING Pop-Up at Brooklyn Museum this Saturday...
caribbeing.com Our annual, FREE Pop-up series is starting off with a bang this Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum! caribBEING is excited to host a Caribbean night of cultural programming for the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday series. No stone has been left unturned–the event will include music, film, art and...
Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and the Young Lords as graphic-novel superheroes; East Harlem's storied past preserved in pictures...
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com A nonprofit center is creating an app intended to celebrate the culture of a neighborhood that is undergoing gentrification and that those involved in the project say is often overlooked.
Intense interview with the author of "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster"
bostonreview.net A Conversation with Jonathan M. KatzColin DayanJune 25, 2013U.S. Army Capt. Mark Poirier gives medical attention to a baby in Haiti / WikimediaColin Dayan In our writing on Haiti over the years and especially since the catastrophic earthquake of January 12, 2010, we have sought to dig deeper than th...
In memoriam: Prof. Frankling Frazer, author of the risky and groundbreaking Los negros, los mulatos, y la nacion dominicana (1969)
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