Solimar Otero to Deliver Alan Dundes Lecture on April 8, 2021

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Dr. Solimar Otero will deliver the Alan Dundes Lecture, “Archives of Conjure: Healing Materialities and Race” on April 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The event is sponsored by the Berkeley Folklore Archives and the Latinx Research Center at University of California Berkeley.

In her talk, Otero will explore how Afrolatinx spirits guide collaborative spiritual-scholarly activist work through rituals and the creation of material culture. By examining spirit mediumship through a Caribbean cross-cultural poetics, she shows how divinities and ancestors serve as active agents in shaping the experiences of gender, sexuality, and race.

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