October 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fordham Law School, 2nd Floor – Costantino Room.

Prof. Chris Schmidt-Nowara was a member of LALSI and Fordham’s History Department from 1999-2011. He received his B.A. from Kenyon College in 1988 and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan in 1995, with a dissertation on slavery and emancipation in nineteenth-century Spain, Cuba and Puerto Rico, which soon became his first book, Empire and Antislavery: Spain, Cuba And Puerto Rico 1833-1874 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999). He went on to publish Slavery, Freedom and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World (University of New Mexico Press, 2011), which was selected by Choice as one of the year’s outstanding academic titles, and Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire (Berghahn Books, 2013). At Fordham, he was a Magis Distinguished Professor. At the time of his death he was Prince of Asturias Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University.

In collaboration with the United Nations, and as part of the International Day of Remembrance, the Burial Database Project of Enslaved Americans, we will sponsor a panel on Women, Creativity, and the Memory of Slavery. This panel will bring to Fordham distinguished women artists from the Americas to discuss the representation of slavery by women artists of African descent throughout the Americas. Participating artists and scholars include:

Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro
Novelist, Poet & Short-Story Writer

Aimee Meredith Cox, Cultural Anthropologist
Associate Chair, Department of African & African American Studies, Fordham University

Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor
American Studies, Rutgers University

Yuko Miki, Assistant Professor
Iberian Atlantic History,

Iyunolu Osagie, Associate Professor
English, Penn State

Gabriela Salgado, African & Latin American Contemporary Art Curator
London, UK,

Deborah Willis, Photographer
Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University