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Scholars@Hallwalls: Dalia Antonia Caraballo Muller, “Impossible Futures: Tragic Time and Freedom Dreaming in Post Emancipation Cuba”  

February 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event was rescheduled from November 18.


Please join us in the cinema space at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center!

In this presentation, Dalia Antonia Caraballo Muller uses the concept of the impossible to explore the political and intellectual ideas of African-born and African-identified persons in post-emancipation Cuba who dared to imagine a future for themselves within the boundaries of the island of Cuba and yet outside of the emergent Cuban state. Analyzing traces of an African-centered alternative and oppositional political ontology she explores the significance of its enunciation in a specific time and place, and of the always already determined impossibility of its fulfillment.  

This event will be simultaneously live-streamed. Click here to watch the live-stream via the Hallwalls website. The talk will begin at ~4:15pm.

About Dalia Antonia Caraballo Muller, Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History, Department of History

Dalia Antonia Caraballo Muller is a researcher/educator whose twin passions are the study of Afro-Latin America and the study of liberatory pedagogies. The through line that connects her work is the concept of “impossibility.” She researches African-identified intellectuals in Cuba who thought at the limits of the possible as they staked claims to rights, dignity and equality. In the classroom, Dr. Caraballo Muller invites her students to stretch their minds and think at the limits of the possible in order to dream up new futures for our ailing world and planet as our ancestors once did. 


February 3, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Humanities Institute


Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY United States
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