Cary Aileen García Yero
Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (2020-2022).
Research interests: Race and nation in the Americas, Afro-Latin American arts, ideologies of racial harmony, relationship between arts, politics, and society, Latin American history, Cuban history, music and visual art and cultural theory and history.
Cary is studies the role of the arts in Latin American societies where public discourses were restricted by ideologies of racial harmony. Her work analyzes the power of the arts as a historical force that shapes racial formation and nation-making processes, and she examines the limitations and capacities of the arts to create social change in order to understand what makes the arts a unique realm to combat racism. Cary is completing her first book's manuscript, Colors of Dissent: Race, Nation, and the Arts in Cuba, 1938-1963, and beginning research on her second book project, Black Art in Cold War: Race, Power, and the Cuban-Eastern European Socialist Bloc Art Exchanges, 1961-1989.
This information is accurate as of the affiliate year indicated. (last update 6.22.2021)