Island People: The Global Impact of the Caribbean & Gulf South

Dr. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville will be in conversation about Island People: The Global Impact of the Caribbean & Gulf South on Tuesday, April 18, at 6pm-8pm, Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane’s Uptown campus. Featuring talk and book signing. 

 A reception to follow at 8:30pm at Three Keys in the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet)  

Island People is a collection of personal travelogues from diverse Caribbean countries that articulates the complexity and beauty of the region and its far-reaching influence on the world.

Join the conversation at Tulane with Dr. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville and then head over to us for the official after party with Caribbean-Gulf South sounds by Jneiro Jarel.

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer. He co-edited “Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas” with Rebecca Solnit. His essays on arts, history, culture and politics have appeared in the New York Review of Books, New York, Harper’s, The Nation, Artforum, The Believer, and on newyorker.com. Educated at Yale and Berkeley, he is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He lives in New York City and in the Caribbean.

Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville is an associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University and author of the 2013 book, “The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the Mardi Gras Tradition.”