The ARC Research Praxis Seminar Series Presents
How to Pick Apples – Colonialism, Race, and Citizenship in the Formation of the Puerto Rican Migrant Farm Labor Force in the United States
Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00pm – 6:00pm
ARC Conference Room
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, College of Staten Island
Ismael García Colón is a historical and political anthropologist with interests in political economy, migration, and Caribbean, Latin American and Latina/o studies. García Colón is the author of Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 1941-1969 (University Press of Florida, 2009). His publications have also appeared in Latin American Perspectives, CENTRO Journal, and Latino Studies. His research explores how development policies formed and transformed modern subjectivities in Puerto Rico during the mid-twentieth century. He is currently writing a book on the Puerto Rican experience in U.S. farm labor and its relation to the formation of the colonial state in Puerto Rico, the political economy of agriculture, and the discourses and practices of deportation and citizenship.