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Ellen Fernandez-Sacco
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  • Tampa, FL
  • United States
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Archaeology of the Circum-Caribbean

This group is dedicated to discussing topics related to the pre and post Colonial histories and archaeologies of the Circum-Caribbean.
Apr 3
Ellen Fernandez-Sacco left a comment for Miguel Sague Jr
"Thanks for the welcome atiao! I realized I missed replying. Seneko kakona"
Dec 6, 2019
Ellen Fernandez-Sacco commented on Miguel Sague Jr's group Sague Family and The Music Of Our People In Western Pennsylvania
"So glad you put this together! "
Apr 27, 2019
Ellen Fernandez-Sacco replied to Miguel Sague Jr's discussion News report of the 1957 gun attack on Tio Dr. Norberto Machiran Otiz at his home. in the group Sague Family and The Music Of Our People In Western Pennsylvania
"Miguel, Can you say more about these lynchings? I am not familiar with the magazine and while i know Batista murdered many, I haven't seen this kind of catalogue of deaths from Cuba before.  QEPD.  Seneko kakona, Ellen"
Apr 27, 2019
Ellen Fernandez-Sacco joined Miguel Sague Jr's group

Sague Family and The Music Of Our People In Western Pennsylvania

The history of the Sague-Machiran family; its role in the development of the arts in the western Pennsylvania area and in other parts of the world.See More
Apr 27, 2019

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About Me:
UCTP Member, Guaniana Yukayeke, still learning
interested in recombinations of local histories and genealogical resources that confirm Indigenous presence on Puerto Rico & wider Caribbean, despite attempts at active denial by some. 'Todo somos uno.'
genealogist, writer, artist
President's Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, 1998-2000
PhD Art History UCLA, 1998
MA Art History, Hunter College, CUNY 1991
BA Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY1986
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Twitter: efsacco
Latino Genealogy and Beyond: Diasporic journeys across time & place
Research Interests:
genealogy, construction of racial identity, slavery, settler colonialism, history of Indigenous peoples of the Caribbean
additional articles available on

“Los Alcaldes de Barrios de Moca, Puerto Rico, Noviembre 1847.” Hereditas: Revista de Genealogia Puertorriquena, 12:1, 2011,

“Mundillo and identity: The revival and transformation of handmade lace in Puerto Rico.” Maureen Daly Goggin & Beth Fowkes Tobin, eds. Women and the Material Culture of Needlework & Textiles, 1750-1950. Ashgate, 2009, 149-166.

“El Cuaderno de Altas y Bajas de Moca, 1849.” Hereditas: Revista de Genealogia Puertorriquena, 9:2, 2008, 71-104.

“Exhibiting Cultures: Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Indian Hall’ at Monticello.” In Annals of Scholarship Special issue: Topographies of Race and Gender, edited by Patricia Penn Hilden, Shari Huhndorf and Tim Reice. 2007.

“Museums.” Philomena Essed, Audrey Koyabashi & David Theo Goldberg, eds. The Blackwell Companion to Gender Studies. Blackwell Publishers, 2004, 484-494.

“Framing ‘The Indian’: the visual culture of conquest in the museums of Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere & Charles Willson Peale, 1779-1800.” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 9:4, December 2002, 571-618.

“Caribbean,” Billy G. Smith, ed. The Encyclopedia of American History Series, Volume 2: Colonization and Settlement, (1585-1763). Facts on File, 2002.

“Check your baggage: resisting “whiteness” in art history.” Art Journal, Winter 2001, 60:4, 59-61.

"Racial Theory, Museum Practice: The Coloured World of Charles Willson Peale" Museum Anthropology, Volume 20, [1996] No. 2: 25-32.
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At 5:23pm on September 16, 2018, Miguel Sague Jr said…

Welcome sister!



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