Ysamur (Sammy) Flores-Pena to deliver a paper at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Chicago

Ysamur (Sammy) Flores-Pena will be delivering a paper at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on April 16, 2014. He will be giving a paper on the connections between Chinese and Afro Cuban cultures, titled My Saints, Your [more]

New Book with LAS Faculty Essays

Associate Professor Adam Berg (Liberal Arts and Sciences), Professor Ysamur M. Flores-Peña (Liberal Arts and Sciences) and Adjunct Associate Professor Rob Spruijt (Foundation & Liberal Arts and Sciences) contributed to Aesthetics in Present [more]

Alliance For California Traditional Arts

Alliance For California Traditional Arts(ACTA) invited me to be part of their 2013 Grants cycle as their African/Diaspora expert. Looking forward to very provocative work sessions and to help traditional artists with much needed monetary support. [more]

Afro-Mexican Summer

This Summer I had the opportunity to complete the second leg of the research I started on 2004 on Afro-Mexican culture. My original goal (which has been greatly expanded) was to document traces and or vestiges of African cultures in Mexico focusing [more]