Presentations

“Fowler Outspoken Conversation: State of Affairs: Cuba Today,” Panel Discussion in conjunction with Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón Exhibit, Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, January 2017.

“The New Cuban Counterpoint: Money and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba,” Department of Anthropology, Portland State University, January 2017.

“Currency Counterpoints: Money and Transculturation in Cuba’s Dual Economy,” Culture, Power and Social Change Lecture Series, Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, January 2017.

“Money and the Politics of Duality in Contemporary Cuban Art,” Carmen Morton Christensen Lecture, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, December 2016.

“A New Politics of Monetary Denomination: Foretelling the End of Cuba’s Dual Currency System,” American Anthropological Association Conference, Minneapolis, November 2016.

“Currency Counterpoints: Money and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba,” Panel on Political and Economic Changes in Cuba, Conference on Cuba Transitions: What’s Left Out? Brown University, May 2016.

Tener FE: Remitting Faith, Money and Debt in 21st Century Cuba,” at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, May 2016.

“De-nominating Conversions: The Rise and Imminent Fall of Cuba’s Dual Currency System,” Colloquium at the Department of Anthropology, University of California Irvine, April 2016.

“Money and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba,” Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, April 2016.

“Currency Unification and its Implications for Everyday Financial Practices in Cuba.” In Social Sciences’ Expert Speaker Series “Cuba and the U.S.: Making Up is Hard to Do,” University of California, Irvine. February 2016.

“The New Cuban Economy: Global Integration and Local Solidarities.” A Roundtable Conversation with Rafael J. Betancourt and Raul Fernandez. University of California, Irvine. January 2016.

“Converting Dualisms in Contemporary Cuban Art.” Symposium on “Doing Money, Artfully,” Institute for Money Technology and Financial Inclusion and Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California Irvine, November 2015.

“The New Cuban Counterpoint: Ruptures and Continuities in Havana’s Dual Economy.” Panel on “On Binary Politics and Generative Re-castings,” American Anthropological Society Conference, November 2015.

“Money, Currency and Art in Postsocialist Cuba.” Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California. June 2015.

“Money and Everyday Economic Life in Contemporary Cuba.” UC-Cuba Academic Initiative, University of California, Irvine. May 2015.

“Palimpsests of Money and Currency Exchange in Cuba.” Panel (Chair and Organizer) on “Money Movements: Emergent Forms of Currency, Payment and Value Circulation,” American Ethnological Society Conference, March 2015.

“La Bolita: Money and Medi(t)Ated Speculation in Havana’s Informal Economy.” Panel on “Mediation,  Circulation and the Social,” American Anthropological Association Conference, December 2014.

I Don’t Have the Face of a Hustler: Postsocialist Conversions in Cuba’s Dual Economy.” Panel (Chair and Organizer) on “Labor in Specie? Realizing Multiple Lives of Work,” Society For Cultural Anthropology Biennial Meeting, May 2014.

El Estado and the Social Management of Risk in Cuba’s Informal Economy.” Panel on “Visibilization and Concealment: Social Critique and Anthropologies Of Value,”American Ethnological Society Conference, April 2014.

Tener Fe: Salvage Money in Postsocialist Cuba.” Panel on “Money, Credit, Debit and Morality,” American Anthropological Association Conference, November 2013.

“The New Cuban Counterpoint: Perspectives on Race and Sex Tourism.” In conjunction with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: My Mother Told Me and Cuban Virtualities: New Media Art from the Island Exhibits at the Tufts University Art Gallery, September 2013.

“Urban Economic Development and Scalar Politics in Havana.” Tufts University, March 2013.

“Dismembering El Caballo: Symbolic and Economic Meanings of Multiple Currency Exchange in Cuba.” Panel (Chair and Organizer) on “Coining Currencies: (Re)Negotiating Money and Value in Transition Economies,” American Anthropological Association Conference, November 2012.

“Representations of the Informal Economy in Cuban Film.” Panel on “Contemporary Cuban Cinema,” Boston Latino International Film Festival. October 2012.

“Culture and Entrepreneurship in Havana’s Second Economy.” Panel on “Business in Latin America: Spotlight Cuba,” Brandeis University International Business School, May 2012.

“Currency Contours: Informal Microfinance in 21st Century Cuba.” Panel on “Finance/Financialization,” American Ethnological Society Conference, April 2012.

“Urban Social Networks in Havana’s Informal Economy.” Tufts University, March 2011.

“Havana: A Global City?” El Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, April 2010.

Cubanos Convertibles: Meanings of Multiple Currencies in Cuba.” Panel on “Multiple Currencies and Local Money Systems,” The Institute of Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion Conference for Funded Researchers, University of California, Irvine, November 2009.

“Currency Counterpoints: Social Practices of Money in 21st Century Cuba.” Panel on “Popular Participation and Revolution,” Measure of a Revolution: Cuba, 1959-2009 Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston Canada, May 2009.

“Multiple Currencies, Remittances and the Family in Cuba.” Transnational Families Colloquium, Department of Sociology, Brandeis University, November 2008.

“Capturing Capital in the City: Case Study – Havana, Cuba.” Tufts University, March 2009.

“Urban Segregation: Enclave Tourism in Havana.” Tufts University, April 2008.

“Touring Money: Uses of Currencies in 21st century Cuba.” Metamorphosis Graduate Student Conference, Brandeis University, April 2008.

“Touring Money: Uses of Currencies in 21st century Cuba.” Greater Boston Anthropology Consortium Conference, February 2008.