Ismael García Colón is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a historical and political anthropologist with interests in political economy, oral history, migration, farm labor, U.S. empire, Latinxs, Latin America, and the Caribbean. His research experiences include documenting Latinxs in the NYC labor movement, and landless workers, migrant farmworkers, processes of colonial state formation and land distribution programs in Puerto Rico. García Colón is the author of the forthcoming book Colonial Migrants at the Heart of Empire: Puerto Rican Workers on U.S. Farms (February 2020, University of California Press), and Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 1941-1969 (2009, University Press of Florida). His publications have also appeared in Latin American Perspectives, CENTRO Journal, American Ethnologist, and Latino Studies. García Colón’s current research explores the Puerto Rican experience in U.S. farm labor and its relation to U.S. colonialism and immigration policies, and how government policies formed and transformed modern subjectivities in Puerto Rico.

Past Classes with Ismael García Colón

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Puerto Rico: Resistance, Disaster, and Austerity in the World’s Oldest Colony

This course will seek to understand the recent political, social, and economic events in Puerto Rico before, during, and after the mass mobilizations that forced out the elected governor in July of 2019.
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