LAC History Seminar Series: Painting of Dissent: Race, Nation, and the Arts in Cuba, 1938-1959

Conveners: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Timo Schaefer, University of Oxford

Speaker: Cary Aileen Garcia Yero, University of Toronto


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Image: Mario Carreño, Danza Afrocubana, 1943.


Cary Aileen García Yero is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. She is also Affiliate of the Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Her work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Afro-Latin American Research Institute and the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard University, among others. She received a Ph.D. degree in History from Harvard University in 2020. Her research interests include Afro-Latin American art, race relations in the Americas, Cuban history, Cold War history, and cultural theory. She has been Managing Editor of the journal Cuban Studies, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She has taught history courses at Simon Fraser University and the University of the Fraser Valley. Her work appears in the journals Latin American Research Review (forthcoming), Studies in Latin America Popular Culture, and Cuban Studies.