Cuba's Unfinished Revolution

Date:  April 7, 2017

Time:  11 am

Summary:  Dr. Devyn Spence Benson, assistant professor of Africana and Latin American studies at Davidson College, will make a presentation on "Race: Cuba's Unfinished Revolution." Benson's newest book, "Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution" (UNC press, 2016), is based on over 18 months of field research in Cuba where she has traveled annually since 2003. The presentation is free and open to the public. Location: Thompson Student Services Center, Room 207C


Dr. Benson received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Latin American history, where her research focused on racial politics during the first three years of the Cuban revolution.  

She has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, Williams College, Louisiana State University and now Davidson College. She is the author of published articles and reviews in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Journal of Cuban Studies, World Policy Journal, and PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association. Benson's work has been supported by the Doris G. Quinn, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS), and Gaius Charles Bolin dissertation fellowships. She has also held residencies at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and the WEB DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. 

During her visit to WSSU, Dr. Benson will also engage in a faculty seminar related to Afro-Cuba studies on: “Afro-Cuban Activism in Cuba: Past, Present, and Future.” 

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at 336-750-2306.

Categories:  Faculty and Staff, Community Connections, Student

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