Distinguished Puerto Rican historian Fernando Picó will present a talk on his latest initiative, “Prisoners University Project, 1990-2002″ at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in UU-111.
Picó, who recently retired from teaching at the University of Puerto Rico, is one of the leading historians of Puerto Rico. He has written classic books on peasants, coffee production, slavery, prisons and the U.S. invasion of 1898, among other topics, as well as textbooks and a children’s book. He continues to be an active scholar and will speak on some of his more recent work on imprisonment. A Jesuit, he received his PhD at Johns Hopkins and is a past president of the Association of Caribbean Historians.
The talk is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Sociology Department. It is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya via e-mail.