Dr Lara Putnam to Give Keynote Address at 2015 Conference

putnam Lara Putnam is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her research has explored labor migration; state racism; and the ways kinship, gender, and sexuality both shape and are shaped by large-scale political and economic shifts. Publications include Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age (UNC Press, 2013), The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960 (UNC Press, 2002), and recent articles in Modernism/ModernitiesInternational Labor and Working-Class History, the Journal of British Studies, and Small Axe.  Work in progress uses examples from the history of Venezuela, Trinidad, and Grenada to explore methodological and theoretical dilemmas within history’s transnational and digital “turns.”