2018 PRSA Biennial Conference Preliminary Program, 20 April 2018

PRSA Biennial Conference, Preliminary Program, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 26-28 October 2018

Economics of Disaster
1.     From “Goudougoudou” to Maria: Disaster, Catastrophe, Capital in the Caribbean: Lessons from Haiti and Puerto Rico Jana Braziel
2.     Multidimensional effects of external policy on maritime transportation under cabotage regulation William Suarez II
3.     Recuperando la Tierra: el Rol de la Agroecología y Soberanía Alimentaria durante la Crisis Económica en Puerto Rico Yarma Velazquez
4.     Latina/o Nonprofits in the Neoliberal Age Parissa Clark
Puerto Rican Communities in the US
5.     Housing Genres: Concerned Citizens of North Camden (CCNC) 1978-1990 Mercy Romero
6.     De tal palo tal estilla: Puerto Rican School-Aged Mothers Testimonios of (Un)Belonging, Resistance, & Reimagination Melissa Colon
7.     Boricua Boheme: Gentrification in Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood Fredo Rivera
Education, migration and Crisis
8.     The Dismantling of the University of Puerto Rico: The End of an Era? Brenda Domínguez-Rosado
9.     A Sense of Community, Maria, and the Public School Calendar Jannette Hermina
10.  Language Learning and Imagined Futures:   Changing Islander Attitudes Toward English and Spanish in the Context of Crisis Sherina Feliciano-Santos
11.  Jayuya, Rantoul, y la Prensa Escrita: Distinct Representations of Migration to New Destinations in the 21st Century Lisa Ortiz
Crisis, Identity, Texts
12.  La emergencia colectiva en la poética de subtropical dry de Nicole Cecilia Delgado Judith Sierra-Rivera
13.  In Search of Belonging: Navigating Racial and Gender Insecurity in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s The Line of the Sun. Elizabeth Garcia
14.  “Autobiographing Insecurities: Gastronomy and National Identity in Esmeralda Santiago’s When I was Puerto Rican (1993)” Octavio Borges-Delgado
15.  Crisis y violencia en ‘Mundo cruel’ de Luis Negrón Zorimar Rivera Montes
Expressions of Identity in Cultural Production
16.  “To stay free is not theoretical”: Miguel Algarin’s Theory of Spatial Practices, Frank Espada’s Photography, and Nuyorican Poetry Sara Davis
17.  Sissy that Boricua: Negotiating Multifarious Ricanness in RuPaul’s Drag Race Carmelo Esterrich
18.  Cuando las gallinas mean: infancia y la gran familia puertorriqueña en el cine contemporáneo Sandra Casanova-Vizcaíno
19.  Improvising Resistance:  Feminist Labor in Puerto Rico’s Experimental Dance Jose Rafael Alvarez Colón
Responses to Crisis
20.  Puerto Rican Pentecostal Resiliency: Challenges of the Past and Post-Hurricanes Irma and María Maria Perez y Gonzalez
21.  Puerto Rican Identities and Symbolic Violence in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria Elizabeth Aranda
22.  Pepino Power(s): Re-imagining place, infrastructures, and community in the Post-María Context Rebio Diaz Cardona
23.  La autodefensa ante la inseguridad social: La tenencia legal de armas de fuego y su entramado con la precariedad del Puerto Rico contemporáneo Rafael Boglio Martínez
Response, Emergency Management and Reconstruction
24.  Chicago to Puerto Rico Solidarity Brigades: Bringing Together Uncommon Partners to Support the Grassroots on the Basis of Solidarity Miguel Alvelo
25.  Puerto Rican Veterans and Service Members in the Post-Maria Reconstruction Harry Franqui-Rivera
26.  Restoring Puerto Rico’s Electricity System Post-Maria: The Role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Efforts Carlos Yordan
Contexts of Colonial/Anticolonial Histories
27.  The Bicentennial without Colonies and the Limits of Latino-led Left Coalitions Alyssa Ribeiro
28.  “We are for the Independence of Any and All Peoples:” The Unexpected History of the American League for Puerto Rico’s Independence, 1942-46 Daniel Elkan
29.  Puerto Rico, U.S. Colonialism, and Inter-American Relations, 1898-1933 Micah Wright
30.  Relitigaciones de la esclavitud tras su abolición en Puerto Rico: notas sobre la obra conmemorativa de Tapia, Acosta, Derkes, Oller y Schomburg  (1883, 1893, 1903) Cesar A. Salgado
Island Histories
31.  A Legitimate Part of this World: Perspectives Regarding the ROTC at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1969 Aura Jirau
32.  Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women Workers, Minimum Wages, and Crises in Puerto Rican Labor and Politics, 1937-1940 Anne Macpherson
33.  De Puerto Rico para el Mundo: Preparing for the Quincentenary Celebrations, 1985–92 Joanna Camacho Escobar
Old/New Migrations and Mobility
34.  Where are Puerto Ricans Moving? Comparing Puerto Rican Dispersion in Old and New Destinations Gilbert Marzan
35.  Decision-Making and Integration of Middle-Class Puerto Rican Migrants in Houston, Texas and New York City, NY Mario Mercado-Diaz
36.  Puerto Rican’s Occupational Shift after the Great Resection in New England Gabriel Aquino
Journalism, Politics, Representation
37.  The Puerto Experience in New York City during the 1950s as Portrayed in the New York Times Carlos Sanaabria
38.  Jesús Colón, the Young Lords Party, and the Foundations of the Alternative Press Regina Mills
39.  ¿Aquel común istmo?:  poiesis y  voceros del partido comunista (1934-1947) Lena Burgos-Lafuente
Theorizing Catastrophe
40.  Economic State of Exception and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico:  Disaster Relief as Legalized Colonial Theft Jose Atiles-Osoria
41.  Decolonial Attitudes in times of Catastrophes: How the Puerto Rican’s (re)construct power in the Post-María scenario. Luis Beltrán-Álvarez
42.  The Catastrophization of Politics in Post-María Puerto Rico Felix Padilla-Carbonell
Musical Constructions
43.  Aguanile: Hector Lavoe, Marc Anthony and Amina Gautier after Hurricane Maria Frances Aparicio
44.  Del sonido a la palabra: espacios sonoros y escritura imperial sobre Puerto Rico, 1898-1915 Hugo Viera
45.  “Puerto Rico es Salsa:” Nation Branding and Puerto Rico’s “(un)freedom” on Display at Expo 92 Marisol Negrón
Mayaguez: RUM Research on Resilience and Trauma in Flooded Areas
46.  Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in residents of communities vulnerable to flooding Mayagüez after Hurricane María Ascencio Pagan Edwin (et. al.)
47.  Attitude and characteristic of resilience that presents a in sample of residents of vulnerable communities in Mayagüez after Hurricane Maria Valeria Belvis
48.  Experience in vulnerability and resilience presented by a group of residents in the flooding of communities in Mayagüez after Hurricane María. Ascencio Pagan Edwin
Cultures and Traumas
49.  Ave María: navigating emotional and vicarious trauma after a natural disaster Alessandra Rosa
50.  Envisioning Empowerment: Recodifying the Meaning of Historical Trauma in the Flesh Roberta Hurtado
51.  ‘Si… no pudiera hacer arte, me iba’: Aesthetic responses to disaster Carlos Rivera Santana
52.  La Condición Aislada: Hurricanes as a Metaphor Through the Work of Frances Gallardo Bettina Pérez
Disasters, Capitalisms, Responses
53.  The Vulture Funds presently behind Fiscal Control Board runs P.R. colonial administration W.F. Santiago-Valles
54.  Capitalism:  Gobbling Up the Cultures of the People of Puerto Rico and Ireland Nelia Olivencia
55.  The Political Economy of Contempt: Territorial Devastation and Metropolitan Responses During the 2017 Hurricane Season in the Caribbean Aaron-Gamaliel Ramos
56.  Sólo el Pueblo Salva al Pueblo: Disaster Response and Community Empowerment in Post-María Puerto Rico Roberto Vélez-Vélez
En estado de emergencia: narrativas, representaciones e imaginaciones  del desastre de la Guerra Fría al Huracán María Silvia Alvarez Curbelo
57.  Las atmósferas y las metáforas:  El huracán María como evento comunicativo (Puerto Rico 2017) Silivia Alvarez Curbelo
58.  De nubes nucleares a vientos huracanados: algunas reflexiones sobre el manejo de emergencias y el imaginario de la catástrofe en Puerto Rico Manuel Rodríguez Vázquez
59.  S.O.S. Necesitamos Agua/Comida: Memorias de la Guerra Fría y los Ideogramas de la Crisis Post-María Manuel Avilés Santiago
60.  De la paz de los suburbios al calvario de María, 1961-2017 Jorge Lizardi Pollock
Theorizing Cultural Production After the Disaster: Catastrophe, Disposability, and Precarity Politics Jason Cortes
61.  De precariedades y plagas, medicina y religión en Esa antigua tristeza de José Borges Angel Rivera
62.  “Eso siempre es el Caribe: el futuro de la modernidad:” Un acercamiento decolonial a Caja de Fractales de Luis Othoniel Rosa Stephanie Mercado-Irizarry
63.  Hacia una ecología de saberes literarios luego de la catástrofe Guillermo B. Irizarry Díaz
64.  Puertopia: Disposability, Indebted Subjectivity, and the Crypto Utopians Jason Cortes
Cultural Expressions of Puerto Rican Resistance, Accommodation and Affirmation Carlos Vargas-Ramos
65.  ‘Si… no pudiera hacer arte, me iba’: Aesthetic responses to disaster Carlos Rivera-Santana
66.  Navigating Insecurities: Crisis, Power, and Protest in Puerto Rican Communities Omar Rivera-Vega
67.  Emancipatory Perspectives and Teacher Identity Elizabeth Taveras Rivera
“The Myth of Freely Chosen Status:” What the Historical Record Shows About Government Persecution of Puerto Rico’s Independence Movement”
68.  The Gag Law Ivonne Acosta-Lespier
69.  Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot: 1930s-1950s Olga Jiménez Wagenheim
70.  Surveillance of the Young Lords by the New York Police Department Johanna Fernandez
Collective Autogestión: Puerto Rican Artists and Scholars Combating Colonialism
71.  “Autogestión en Vueltabajo: Pintando las Calles and (Re)building Puerto Rico” Karrieann Soto Vega
72.  “Towards a Resilient Rural Puerto Rico: Capacity building through collective solidarity” Braulio Quintero
73.  “Off the Grid Puerto Rico: empowering communities through renewable energy” Gretchen Ruiz Ramos
74.  “Nostalgia y Resistencia in Artistic Engagement” Pedro Vélez
Changing the Narrative: Children’s and Young Adult Literature from the Diaspora
75.  Writing for the Children of the Diaspora: The Legacies of Nicholasa Mohr and Judith Ortiz Cofer Edna Acosta – Belén
76.  Bringing Stories to Life: Dynamic, Dramatic y a la larga distancia. Raquel M. Ortiz Rodríguez
77.  Wonder Women, Outlanders, and Troubled Teens: Exploring Young Adult Literature from the Diaspora. Virginia Sánchez Korrol
“’Chicago Dice Presente y Responde’: Community Mobilization in the Aftermath of Irma and Maria”
78.  “A Year of Joy and Sorrow: Reflections of 2017,” Jose Lopez
79.  “Rescue, Relief, and Rebuild: The Puerto Rican Agenda Responds” Cristina Pacione-Zayas
80.  “Rebuilding and Sustaining Independent Journalism in the Aftermath of María: The Case for Periódico Claridad, el Periódico de la Nación Puertorriqueña” Madeline Troche-Rodriguez
81.  “Profiles of Evacuees in Chicago and Other Community Responses to Hurricane Maria.” Marixsa Alicea
Thinking through the storm: Theorizing Puerto Rico in times of ‘crisis’
82.  Pasts and Futures of Privatization in Puerto Rico: Some Disastrous Continuities Francisco Fortuño Bernier
83.  Community Land Trusts in the Time of Disaster Capitalism Algoed Line
84.  Transforming the food system in Puerto Rico from the ground up Georges F. Félix
85.  It Takes a Hurricane: Energy Democracy for Puerto Rico Antonio Carmona Báez
Citizenship, Labor, the State and Puerto Rican Migration to the United States
86.  Beyond Transnationalism: Puerto Rico’s Farm Labor Migration Ismael García Colón
87.  The Role of State Actors in Puerto Rico’s Long Century of Migration (1899-2015) Carlos Vargas-Ramos
88.  Colonialism, Citizenship and Puerto Rican Migration to the United States Edgardo Meléndez
Reimagining the Nation in Crisis: Sexual, Gender, and Diasporic Identities
89.  Puerto Rican Mother Figures in the Works of Luis Rafael Sanchez Elena Valdez
90.  De la casa nacional al cabaret: subjetividades periféricas en Conversaciones con Aurelia de Daniel Torres Jonathan Montalvo
91.  Vistas previas post-María: fotografía y ecos del pasado Ivette Guzmán Zavala
92.  How Climate Change Challenges the Nation: Lessons from Maria. John Hinshaw
Boricua Transformations: Migration, Place, and the Politics of Belonging in Central Florida
93.  The Latinization of Orlando: Race, Class and the Politics of Place Simone Delerme
94.  “This building is your island in Orlando”: Local and translocal in Puerto Rican place-making in Orlando, Florida Patricia Silver
95.  Florida Puerto Ricans in the Current Immigration Landscape Ariana Valle
96.  Beyond Crisis: Puerto Rican Activism in Orlando Julie Torres
De La Manga: Autonomous Projects and Structural Constraints in Post-Maria Puerto Rico
97.  Solidarity in the contact zone: Libros Libres as decolonial pedagogy Aurora Santiago-Ortiz
98.  No se puede comer aire Adriana Garriga-López
99.  Salud es la base de nuestra resistencia: community care and relational culture building in post Maria Puerto Rico Melissa Rosario
100.                 Solo el pueblo salva al pueblo Isa Rodriguez Soto
Building Puerto Rico’s resiliency: Learning from the past and other communities and developing new collaborations
101.                 What can the past teach us about building resilience? Ingrid Olivo
102.                 What can Puerto Rico learn about other communities that have experienced natural disasters in the United States and Latin America? Clara Irazabal-Zurita
103.                 How collaborations in Puerto Rico and the United States can help build future resiliency through planning? Ivis Garcia
Resisting Displacement in the Twenty-First Century (Afro) Puerto Rican Nation
104.                 Defining Ourselves for Ourselves: Combating Gentrification in Bushwick Christopher Colon
105.                 Re-membering Cangrejos: Analyzing Constructions of Blackness in Puerto Rico Chayanne Marcano
106.                 [Afro]future: The Natural Hair Movement among Afro-Puerto Ricans Wendyliz Martinez
Socially Regulating Puerto Ricans in New York City: Socio-Historical Perspectives
107.                 The Cartography of the Puerto Rican “Social Problem” in New York City (1910s-1930s vis-à-vis 1970s-1980s) Kelvin Santiago-Valles
108.                 Farther Outside the Margins: Puerto Ricans, Black and Latinx Shelter Homelessness in New York City and the Ongoing Production of Dependency from the 1980s to the Present Odilka Santiago
109.                 Brain Science and Contemporary Forms of Social Control in the Lives of Puerto Rican and Other Latino Youth Today Zhandarka Kurti
110.                 Capitalist State-Led Displacement in Loisaida and Chinatown, New York City, 1965-2018 Ka Wen Yang
Retrospectives on the Puerto Rican Movement in the Diaspora: 1960s-1980s
111.                 Revisiting the Significance of the Young Lords in the Sixties and Today Johanna Fernández
112.                 “The Puerto Rican Student Union and Decolonial Praxis at the City University of New York Ricardo Gabriel
113.                 El Comité-MINP: Vision, Strategy and Practice during the 1970s Fiscal Crisis Rose Muzio
114.                 Theory and Practice in the PSP-US Branch Andrés Torres
Anthropological Perspectives on Colonialism, Economic Crisis, and Disaster in Puerto Rico; Session II-Governance and Resiliency
115.                 María’s Uncounted: Accounting for Boricua Subalternities in the Face of (Un)natural Disasters and (Il)legitimate Debt Colonialism José I. Fusté
116.                 Authenticating Loss: FEMA and the politics of colonial disaster management Sarah Molinari
117.                 #PRSeLevanta: imperial storms and the politics of resilience Yarimar Bonilla
Anthropological Perspectives on Colonialism, Economic Crisis, and Disaster in Puerto Rico; Session I: Higher Education, Racism, Health and Death
118.                 The University of Puerto Rico Under Siege Rima Brusi
119.                 The open question of race: non-sovereign scripts and messy racial subjectivities in contemporary Puerto Rico Isar Godreau
120.                 Managing Infectious Disease: Reproduction Health and Zika Virus in Puerto Rico. Lisa Figueroa-Jahn
121.                 Making Death Count(s) in the Colony Marisol LeBrón
The MPI-PSP in the U.S.: New Research and New Reflections
122.                 “The ¡Despierta Boricua! Recovering History Project” Carmen Vivian Rivera
123.                 “From Pamper Rojo Toddler to Youth Activism and Beyond” Lenina Nadal
124.                 “The Struggles to Save Hostos Community College, 1976-78: A Participant’s Testimonio” Victor Vazquez-Hernandez
125.                 “A Personal Story and Assessment of the PSP as a force for social change” José E. Velázquez Luyanda
Dreaming of Freedom: Rethinking Puerto Rican Radical History
126.                 Strike Against Labor: The 1933 Student Strike at the University of Puerto Rico Jorell Meléndez-Badillo
127.                 Borichevism: Communist Internationalism, Regional Radical Networks, and Local Radicalism in the Global Context, 1919-1943 Sandra Pujals
128.                 Sisterhood ‘Without Racial Differences’?: Nationalist Imaginary in Interwar Puerto Rico Gladys Jiménez-Muñoz
129.                 The Proyecto Piloto, Fifty Years Later: Intergenerational Organizing in Puerto Rico Sandy Plácido
New Perspectives on Puerto Rican Nationalism
130.                 Playing for Freedom: Nationalism and Olympic Sport in Puerto Rican History Antonio Sotomayor
131.                 Puerto Rican Nationalism: Transnational, Progressive, and Diasporic Margaret Power
132.                 Looking for a Way Forward in the Past: Lessons from the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Monica Jimenez
133.                 Puerto Rican Nationalism in Crisis and Diaspora:  Lessons from the 1960s Michael Staudenmaier
Puerto Ricans and the Urban Crisis, 1960s-1990s
134.                 A Chalk Line on Third Avenue: Puerto Rican Riots in US Cities, 1960s-1970s Aldo Lauria Santiago
135.                 From “underclass” to “they take our jobs”: Urban crisis and the changing narratives of Latino labor Llana Barber
136.                 Puerto Ricans and Welfare Rights Activism Emma Amador
137.                 Puerto Rican Purchasing Power: Consumer Activism in Philadelphia, 1960s to 1970s Alyssa Milano
138.                 Evolving explanations of Puerto Rican Poverty on the Island and the Mainland Hector Cordero
139.                 Book Forum: The myth of the “legión de propietarios” in Puerto Rico, 1900-1940 Cesar Ayala
Laird Bergad
140.                 Roundtable: Lessons from the Puerto Rican Community Archives: Undergraduate Researchers at the Newark Public Library Luz Sandoval
141.                 Roundtable: Puerto Rican Scholars and Collective Trauma:  Implications for Conducting Fieldwork in the Midst of Hurricanes Irma and Maria Melissa Colon
142.                 Creative Workshp: Desde abajo y desde adentro: Voces de cambio y acción en Puerto Rico pos-Maria Jacqueline  Villarrubia-Mendoza
143.                 Creative Workshop: Diasporicans Decolonizing Academia/Decolonizing Diasporicans in Academia Jessica Pabón-Colón
144.                 Creative Workshop: Toward a History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Through Poetic Inquiry Angel Martinez
145.                 Book Forum: In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship Jillian Baez
146.                 Book Forum: The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music Licia Fiol-Matta
147.                 Work-In-Progress Forum: Community Response, Necropolitics and Diasporic Hope in Comic Biography Ghetto Brothers: Warrior to Peacemaker Jennifer Caroccio
148.                 Work-in-Progress Forum: Boricuas NC (North Carolina) Luis Fernando Olivieri-Robert
149.                 Work-in-Progress Forum: Educational Effects of Displacement on Puerto Rican K-12 Students in Florida Post-Hurricane María Molly Hamm Rodriguez
Astrid Sambolin Morales
150.                 Book Forum: Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait Edna Acosta Belen
Carlos Santiago
151.                 Roundtable: The Partido Socialista Puertorriqueno: Rank and File Testimonies of Activism Aldo Lauria Santiago
 
152.                 Creative Workshop: Hurricanes and Other Not-so-natural-disasters            Ana Portnoy