The Many Worlds of Mainland British Latin America

By Nicole Burrowes

Nicole Burrowes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her current book project, Seeds of Solidarity: African-Indian Relations and the 1935 Labor Rebellions in British Guyana, explores the historical possibility of struggle forged on the edge of empire amid economic, political and environmental crises.

This week, May 5-6, 2022, The Many Worlds of Mainland ‘British Latin America’ Symposium will be held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Co-hosted by the Rutgers British Studies Center and the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, this hybrid event will bring together scholars who work on the region and consider British presence and heritage in the continental Caribbean and Latin America . Gauitra Bahadur, author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture, and currently an assistant professor and coordinator of the journalism program at Rutgers University’s School of Arts, Culture, and Media, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday titled ” Tales of the Sea,” and Alissa Trotz, professor of Caribbean studies and director of women’s and gender studies at the University of Toronto and editor of The Point is to Change the World: Selected Writings by Andaiye, will offer closing remarks at the rally on Friday. In addition to hearing from these girls from Guyana, there will be plenty of interest for Guyanese and regional audiences.