Eckerd College Calendar of Events for November 2018 includes Dr. Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez

From Tampabaynewswire.com   October 31, 2018

Eckerd College speaking engagement features New College of Florida Professor Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez

Cigar Factory Lectores and the Cultural World They Created

Thu., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium

Dr. Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez, professor of Spanish language and literature at New College of Florida, will present a talk on the history of cigar-factory “lectores” and their cultural, intellectual and civic influence on the Cuban-American communities created by the cigar industries in Florida. This talk is in conjunction with The Cubano-American Community Project, a bilingual exhibit created by Dr. Labrador-Rodriguez and her students exploring the history and identity of Cuban-Americans in the Tampa Bay region. The exhibit will be on display in Cobb Gallery from November 5 through December 12.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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