ALINE HELG CURRICULUM VITAE Département d histoire générale 5, rue Saint -Ours Genève 4 Switzerland Tel.: E-mail: Aline. Aline Helg, University of Geneva, Histoire générale Department, Faculty Member. Studies Fiction, Mexico History, and Lucha Libre. Aline Helg. Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, $ (cloth), ISBN.

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She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban Creole society. The event effectively ended Afro-Cubans’ political organization along racial lines, and Helg stresses that although some cultural elements of African origin were integrated into official Hwlg culture, true racial equality has remained elusive.

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The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, Alone Center Find new research papers in: It was Aline Helg who documented many aspects of this period and fully brought to light such shameful episodes as the celebratory banquet in Havana’s Central Park, presided over by Jose Marti’s son right under the large statue of Marti.

La lucha de los negros y mulatos por la igualdad en Cuba, Hispanic Heritage Month Academic Seminar: She has written a most important book, the subject of 3 awards: Paper, Global Studies Forums: The Partido Independiente de Color, Considering cities such as Cartagena and Santa Marta, the rural communities alline the Magdalena River, and the vast uncontrolled frontiers, Helg illuminates an understudied Latin American region and reintegrates Colombia into the history of the Caribbean.


Without her, it is not clear the Cubans would have been able to rescue this forgotten and repressed story in time for the commemoration. University of North Carolina Press, pages.

Our Rightful Share

Research work in Cuba and Argentina. Her fields of studies are the Americas and the Atlantic world since the wars of independence, the African Diaspora, ethnicity, racism, and compared civil rights. The View from Latin America. Socioeconomic and cultural history of Cuba, 18thth centuries.

Aline Helg has had a broad experience in a number of Latin American countries rescuing similarly forgotten yet significant episodes having to do with the history of Afro-Latins as they shaped the continent. Helg argues that divisions within the lower and upper classes, silence on the issue of race, and Afro-Colombians’ preference for individual, local, and transient forms of resistance resulted in particular spheres of popular autonomy but prevented the development of an Afro-Caribbean identity in the region and a uelg challenge to Andean Colombia.

It is fair to say that it was Aline Helg’s book which launched the commemoration of From Slavery through Independence to Revolution” to support graduate students’ research in Cuba. Log In Sign Up. Fagg, American Historical Association. University of North Carolina Press, Aline Helg examines the issue of race in Cuban society, politics, and ideology during the island’s transition from a Spanish colony to an independent states.

After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of Alune peoples in the Western hemisphere. Revista del Observatorio del Caribe Colombiano, No. Revista de Indias, vol.

The Afro- Cuban Struggle for Equality, “for an outstanding book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement, and adjustment, or return of people originally from Africa. Special interest in regionalism, black and indigenous communities, popular religion, forced displacement. After the wars for independence in which they fought en masse, Afro-Cubans demanded change politically by forming the first national black party in the western hemisphere.


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Association of Caribbean Historians. Click here to sign up. Invited talk, Geneva National Institute, 16 October Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia’s treatment and neglect of its Afro-Caribbean identity within the comparative perspective of the Americas.

Revue Suisse d’Histoire, vol. Lewis Memorial Award from the Caribbean Studies Association, given “to an outstanding book that addresses hely Pan-Caribbean problem issue. University Press of Mississippi.

Aline Helg served as advisor to Gloria Rolando on her feature film dealing with the Independents of Color and the massacre: Abel and Collin M. Colonial Latin American Historical Review, vol.

Aline Helg (Author of Our Rightful Share)

Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, heog September. Independence and nation building. It just won the the Gordon K. Ernst Klett Verlag, She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban creole society.

A Reflection on Space and Time. Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. Florida Gulf Coast University, 18 October.