Lisa Paravisini-Gebert on “Vanishing Seashores in a Threatened Caribbean”

Postcolonial Performances and Questions presents, in collaboration with Division of Global Affairs

Lisa Paravisini Gebert, Sara Tod Fitz Randolph Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Vassar, and editor of the Caribbean Studies blog, Repeating Islands

speaking on

“Vanishing Seashores: Modeling Environmental Mitigation for a Threatened Caribbean.”

Tuesday March 5, 1-3 pm

Dana Room, 4th floor 

The John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University-Newark

Bio: Author of many books and articles, including two just published about environmental disaster in the Caribbean, Paravisini-Gebert is a foundational scholar of Caribbean women’s writing, eco-criticism as a postcolonial predicament and on Brexit. Recent work draws attention to the literature coming out of communities hardest hit and often most invisible in Caribbean flood zones, such as the Dominican-Haitian borderlands. This lecture forms part of a miniseries curated by Laura Lomas to catalyze a conversation on comparative, transdisciplinary global humanities and the future of our public urban research university.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age requirement but you may need an ID to sign into a Rutgers building.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Arrive at Rutgers University Newark via NJ Transit or Path to Newark Penn Station, and walk or take light rail to Washington Street.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the organizer--Laura Lomas--with Questions via twitter .