Whitman College

Chola and Negra Fiery Intimacies

Professor Rodriguez-Ulloa's lecture expands understandings of Black diaspora cultural studies from the Andean region, specifically by placing Afro-Peruvian cultures in dialogue with indigeneity. She assesses moments of intimacy between Black and Indigenious women in the realm of contemporary popular music. Enraptured by the cultural and political intervention made by Queer Afro-Peruvian hip hop musician Yanna and their self-definition asĀ chola negra, She analyzes their critique of Peruvian antiblackness as subsumed in the afterlife of slavery, coloniality, and what Joy James has called the "state's intimate violence" as it callously operates on women's bodies.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Politics and Henry M. Jackson Endowed Lectureship in International Relations.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Olin Hall, Olin Auditorium
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

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Social Sciences, Politics


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