Cornell University

Rosa Ficek '03, Infrastructure, Colonialism and the State in Puerto Rico after María

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:30pm

Morrill Hall, 423
Cornell University Dept, 159 Central Avenue, Morrill Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA

Infrastructure, Colonialism and the State in Puerto Rico after María

Rosa Ficek '03 is an associate researcher at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a BA in Spanish and Anthropology from Cornell. Her research explores the intersections of mobility, culture and the environment. She is working on a book about how the Pan American Highway makes and unmakes borders. Her new project in Puerto Rico addresses questions about the colonial status of the island through ethnography of people's engagements with the natural and built environment.

This event is a collaboration between Latina/o Studies Program and the Department of Science and Technology Studies and co-sponsored by American Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Society for the Humanities, Department of Romance Studies.