OCT. 4, 2018 – G. REID ANDREWS

G. Reid Andrews’s presentation, “To Count or Not to Count: Race in Latin American Censuses, 1776-2020” will take place in 162 Willard Building on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Description: This talk will focus on the disposability of race and non-white peoples in Latin American censuses. Colonial census officials were vitally interested in racial identities, but national governments gradually eliminated race from national censuses in the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s. Over the last thirty years, black and indigenous movements have demanded the inclusion of racial data in the census; those data now constitute a rich source of information and raise new questions about black and indigenous life in the region.

George Reid Andrews is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has taught since 1981. His publications include The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800-1900 (1980), Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988 (1991), Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 (2004), Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay (2010),
Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000 (2016), and Afro-Latin American Studies: An Introduction, co-edited with Alejandro de la Fuente (2018).
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