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Frank A. Guridy

Associate ProfessorPh.D., 2002, History, University of Michigan

Frank A. Guridy



Caribbean/African Diaspora History with an emphasis on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Transnational History, Sport History


Frank Guridy has published essays in the Radical History Review, Caribbean Studies, Social Text, and Cuban Studies. His recent publications include, Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African-Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), and Beyond el Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America, edited with Gina M. Pérez and Adrian Burgos, Jr. (NYU Press, 2010). 

His current book project examines African-American/Latino relations by examining the history of the Houston Astrodome. Professor Guridy is exploring the ways sport performance and spectatorship in public spaces such as stadiums creates possibilities for affiliation-making among populations of color in Houston and the larger Texas/Gulf Coast region. The project centers on key events that occurred in the Astrodome from the late 1960s until the Katrina relief effort in 2005 to explore larger questions of identity-formation along the lines of race, class, and gender. Among the topics the book will explore include the impact of the 1995 Selena concert and Tejano participation in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show upon the region's Mexican-American community.

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