AFAS Featured Event: Talk with Maya Berry The Black Corporeal Undercommons in Post-Fidel Cuba
Maya J. Berry is a dancer, performance scholar, and social anthropologist by training who brings a Black feminist approach to her research on the Black political imagination in Havana, Cuba. Her writing appears in American Anthropologist, Afro-Hispanic Review, Black Diaspora Review, Cultural Anthropology, Cuban Studies, Dance Research Journal, and the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as assistant professor of African diaspora studies, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation), and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, among others.