Personal Limits: Dan-el Padilla Peralta and Monica Huerta

Dec 8, 2021, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books and Crowdcast
  • Labyrinth Books
  • Princeton Public Library
  • Humanities Council
  • Department of English
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Program in American Studies
Event Description
Dan-el Padilla Peralta; Monica Huerta
Dan-el Padilla Peralta; Monica Huerta. Photo of Dan-el Padilla Peralta by Sameer A.Khan/Fotobuddy. Photo of Monica Huerta courtesy of Monica Huerta

To launch her new book, Magical Habits, Assistant Professor of English and American Studies Monica Huerta is hosting Personal Limits, a virtual conversation series about contemporary experiments in personal writing.

This third installment is a conversation with Dan-El Padilla Peralta, associate professor of classics at Princeton University. He is an important scholar of the Middle Roman Republic and a forceful voice challenging the ways in which the field of classics has contributed to Western constructions of whiteness. He his publications include Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic (Princeton University Press. 2020) and the memoir Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin Books, 2015).