Book Launch: Aftershocks of Disaster

September 18, 2019

Book Launch: Aftershocks of Disaster

What: The concept of "aftershocks" is used in the context of earthquakers to describe the jolts felt after the initial quake, but no disaster is a singular event. Aftershocks of Disaster examines the lasting effects of Hurricane Maria, not just the effects of the wind or the rain, but delving into what followed: state failure, social abandonment, capitalization on human misery, and the collective trauma produced by the botched response. 

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

6:00PM - 8:30PM 


20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003


  • Yarimar Bonilla, Professor at CUNY Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center (co-editor)
  • Marisol Lebrón, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (co-editor)
  • Alana Casanova-Burgess, Producer at WNYC's On The Media (host)

This event is organized by the Latinx Project at NYU and co-sponsored by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.