Daniel Rodriguez, “The Dangers that Surround the Child”: Race, Gender and Infant Mortality in Post-Independence Havana

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

What I Am Thinking About Now: Daniel Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of History, Latin America and the Caribbean

Prof. Rodriguez will discuss his research on the racial and gendered politics of infant and maternal health in early republican Cuba. He will look at the expansion in child and maternal health work in early twentieth-century Havana in the context of years of alarming infant mortality statistics and accusations of government indifference, tracing both the local health and welfare work of Cuban social reformers (especially new women’s groups that opened free childcare facilities for the Cuban poor) and the transnational currents that influenced the state’s infant health campaigns.

What I Am Thinking About Now is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress.

Space is limited. Please RSVP: [email protected] or x3-5775