Date of Degree
Women's and Gender Studies
Arts and Humanities
African American, Puerto Rican, Blackness, Race
When did the racial categories of ‘Black’ and ‘Puerto Rican’ appear? In the history of colonization and imperialism, how did these categories and the communities come to form? What memories come to Black and Puerto Rican identity? How does ‘passing’, or movement between spaces, come to impact these categories? How does language, the word we use and the stories we tell come to define racial categories? This work is about how racial categories come to happen through history, memory, movement, and language.
Rodriguez, Kayla Marie, "Black Amerinquen" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.