Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Marc D. Perry

Assistant Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info
mperry3@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Vassar College, Africana Studies, 1989
  • M.A. University of Texas at Austin, Cultural Anthropology, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Cultural Anthropology, 2004

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane, 2010-
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign, 2005-2010
  • Visiting Dissertation Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Luther College, 2002-2003

Research & Teaching Specializations: Cuba, Caribbean, African Diaspora, Race and Identity

Related Experience

  • Photography Exhibition, “Cuban Hip Hop in Motion,” Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2008
  • South African Media Consultant, 1991
  • Administrative Consultant, Samburu Aid in Africa, 1990

Distinctions

  • Monroe Fellows Faculty Research Grant, New Orleans Gulf South Center, Tulane University, 2011
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Faculty Fellow, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2007-2008
  • Arnold O. Beckman Award for Distinguished Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005
  • Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2005
  • Ford Foundation Minority Dissertation Fellowship, 2003-2004

Languages: Spanish

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming. Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba. Durham: Duke University Press. Refiguring American Music series. Ronald Radano and Josh Kun, series editors.
  • Forthcoming. “Currents of Revolutionary Confluence: A View from Cuba’s Hip Hop Festival.” In Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique. Tejumola Olaniyan and Ronald Radano, editors. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • 2009. “Hip Hop’s Diasporic Landscapes of Blackness.” In Toussaint to Tupac: The Black International Since the Age of Revolution. Michael West, et al., eds. University of North Carolina Press. 232-258.
  • 2008. “Revolutionary Subjectivity in a ‘Post-Fidel’ Cuba?” Transforming Anthropology. 16 (1): 74-76.
  • 2008. “Global Black Self-Fashionings: Hip Hop as Diasporic Space.” Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture. 15 (6): 635-664.
  • 2008. Review of Afro-Central Americans in New York City: Garifuna Tails of Transnational Movements in Racialized Space. By Sarah England. Journal of Latin American Studies. 40 (1): 181-183.
  • 2002. “Rap Cubano.” La Jiribilla. Havana, Cuba.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Introduction to the African Diaspora; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Race & Ethnicity in Latin America; Race & Nation in the Spanish Caribbean; Culture & Power in the African Diaspora; African American Cultural History; Race & Nation in Contemporary Cuba; Anthropological Concepts in Neoliberalism and Development; The Anthropology of Race

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 5

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