Where and What is the Caribbean?
Did you know that the Caribbean has Indian and Chinese communities that have shaped contemporary cultural identities in the region? How are border studies applicable to Caribbean migration? Why is the Caribbean considered an exotic tourist destination, yet it is still deemed as one of the most conservative regions in terms of gender roles and definitions of sexual identity? Taking advantage of Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, this Byrne seminar will answer these and other questions, using the interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research produced by Rutgers faculty, composed of cultural critics, historians, anthropologists and geographers. Faculty visits, short film screenings, music and Caribbean food will be showcased as part of this seminar.