Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, the Randolph Distinguished Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies and Director of Environmental Studies at Vassar College will visit UVA on Friday, January 25th. Professor Paravisini-Gebert is a highly accomplished expert in Caribbean literary and environmental studies.

She will offer a graduate seminar open to all students on Hurricanes and Extinctions: The Lesser Caribbean’s Amazona Parrots after Irma and Maria” on January 25th from 11:00 am-12:45 pm in Wilson Hall 117.  Please RSVP to charlotte.rogers@virginia.edu if you would like to attend. Space is limited.

Her lecture on “Archipelagic Plastic: Art and Sea Currents in Caribbean Art” will also be on the 25th at 2 pm in Wilson 142. This talk addresses art projects that speak to plastic debris and rising sea levels in the Caribbean, putting them in conversation with literature from the region.

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures.