Regionalism and the Intersections of Race and Place in Cuba

Bay Area Latin America Forum
Rebecca Bodenheimer 

Title Conditional: Regionalism and the Intersections of Race and Place in Cuba
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Read "Ever the Twain Shall Meet" by Rebecca Bodenheimer in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Regionalist sentiment has been pervasive in Cuba since the colonial period, yet it has rarely been addressed in literature on contemporary social dynamics. Rebecca Bodenheimer examines the intersections between race and place, arguing that the longstanding divisions between eastern and western Cuba challenge the traditional image of a unified hybrid nation. 

Rebecca Bodenheimer is an ethnomusicologist who has conducted fieldwork in Cuba for more than a decade. Her book, Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba, was published in July 2015 by University Press of Mississippi.

Rebecca Bodenheimer speaks at UC Berkeley about regional differences in Cuba. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Rebecca Bodenheimer speaks at UC Berkeley about regional differences in Cuba. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

Rebecca Bodenheimer answers a question from an audience member. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)
Rebecca Bodenheimer answers a question from an audience member. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)  

An audience member buys Rebecca Bodenheimer's book, Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)An audience member buys Rebecca Bodenheimer's book, "Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance." (Photo by Andrea Flores.)

(Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Bodenheimer.)