Alexandra T. Vazquez (New York University), “The Florida Room” (Black Sound and the Archive Working Group)

Event time: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Online via Zoom See map
Event description: 

Please join the Black Sound and the Archive Working Group for TWO events on Thursday, April 14 to celebrate the publication of Alexandra T. Vazquez’s The Florida Room (Duke University Press, 2022).

In The Florida Room, Professor Vazquez listens to the music and history of Miami, Florida, and the greater Caribbean to offer a lush story of place and people, movement and memory, dispossession and survival. She transforms the “Florida room”—an actual architectural phenomenon—into a vibrant spatial imaginary for Miami’s musical cultures and everyday life.

The Florida Room Carousel Conversation” 

Thursday, April 14 | 7:00-8:15pm

A quick-fire Q-&-A with Professor Alexandra T. Vazquez about her new book, The Florida Room with Yale faculty Daphne Brooks, Matthew Jacobson, Albert Laguna, Lisa Lowe, Tavia Nyong’o, Marc Robinson, and Shane Vogel. Click here to register for this online event. 

“Two Pages from…The Florida Room” 

Thursday April 14 | 12:00-1:00pm | HQ Courtyard

A graduate student workshop about approaches to writing, research, and style led by Alexandra Vazquez. Professor Vazquez will share two pages from her book and lead a focused discussion about the process of research and writing that shaped them. Lunch provided. RSVP to by April 12.

Alexandra T. Vazquez is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. 

Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public