Trinity Hosts November 2 Presentation by Artist and Scholar Adriana Garriga-López

Talk Addresses Muralism and Techniques of Gender in Unincorporated Territory of Puerto Rico

​Hartford, Connecticut, November 1, 2016 –

WHAT: “Marking Territory: Muralism and Techniques of Gender in the Unincorporated Territory of Puerto Rico,” presented by Dr. Adriana Garriga-López, is a response to both feminist preoccupations and patriarchal cultural norms. Garriga-López is a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Anthropology Department and associate professor of anthropology at Kalamazoo College. She will share reflections from her participation in several mural projects and critical commentary on women artists working in Puerto Rico. The event is sponsored by the Trinity College Studio Arts Program, with co-sponsorship from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, WGRAC, the Urban Studies Program, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall – North Wing

                        Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

                        (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.)


Background:

Dr. Adriana María Garriga-López is a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Anthropology Department for the fall 2016 semester and serves as an associate professor of anthropology at Kalamazoo College. Her ethnographic research focuses on contagious disease and public health cultures in Puerto Rico with an emphasis on the island’s political context. She is currently editing a manuscript called Viral Citizens: The Coloniality of Health in Puerto Rico and working on a book of poems titled Ratchet of the Earth. Garriga-López is also a performance artist, muralist, and soprano.

Garriga-López holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, and master of arts and master of philosophy degrees in anthropology from Columbia University. She received her B.A. in cultural anthropology and comparative literature from Rutgers University.