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Asia-Latin America Reading Group: Prof. Luisa Ossa

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Event Details:

We are thrilled to invite you to the Asia-Latin America Reading Group’s last Winter event! Join us on Zoom on Monday, March 11th, at 11am PT for an engaging session featuring Prof. Luisa Ossa from La Salle University. She will be presenting her co-edited volume titled Afro-Asian Connections in Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the dynamic interactions in Cuba. 


Luisa Marcela Ossa is a Professor of Spanish and the Director of the Black Studies minor at La Salle University. Her research interests include the Black diaspora in Latin America and the Chinese presence in Latin America. She has published articles on Afro-Colombian authors such as Manuel Zapata Olivella and Edelma Zapata Peréz in the Afro-Hispanic Review and the Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA). She has also published articles on Black identity in Colombian Salsa. Dr. Ossa has also published articles in Marie Claire and Esquire magazines. Her co-edited book, Afro-Asian Connections in Latin America in the Caribbean (Lexington Books, November 2018), co-edited with Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, explores historical, cultural, and social ties between people of African and Asian descent in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Ossa currently serves as the President of the Afro Latin/American Research Association (ALARA), an international scholarly organization devoted to the study of the African Diaspora in the Americas.

Please register here to receive the Zoom details. 

For any questions, please contact Yurim Kim at

We look forward to seeing you there!



Yurim Kim (ILAC), Òscar Ferrer (ILAC), and Karen Hoshino (CLAS)

Graduate co-coordinators of Asia-Latin America Reading Group