Cartografías Negras: Black-imiento and Urban College Access
The Spring 2021 PHEL Distinguished Lecture will feature Amalia Z. Dache, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her experiences as a Cuban refugee and student traversing U.S. educational systems—among them urban K–12 schools, community college, state college, and a private research-intensive university—inform her research and professional activities.
During her presentation, Dache will draw from her research in contested urban geographies in Havana, Cuba, and most recently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and explore how spatial-racial factors play a role in college access discourses. Using her collaborative framework on Black-imiento – the engagement of Black consciousness for Latinx communities she frames how AfroLatinx, Black, and Latinx communities are navigating their educational landscapes.