Invited Presentations

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “Race and Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean.” 21st Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium: Sports and Blackness: Inclusion? Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA, February 27, 2017.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “A colônia soberana: Porto Rico e o Movimento Olímpico.” Sport: Laboratório de História do Esporte e do Lazer, Programa de Pós-Graduação em História Comparada, Instituto de História, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 26, 2016.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “La colonia soberana: Puerto Rico y el movimiento Olímpico.” Universidad de las Ciencias de la Cultura Física y el Deporte Manuel Fajardo. Habana, Cuba. June 8, 2016.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “The Sovereign Colony: Puerto Rico in the Olympic Movement.” Lecture for the 2015-16 University Theme “A Nation(s) Divided?” Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies Byron S. Tucci Endowment, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. September 28, 2015.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Colonial Olympism in Jamaica and Puerto Rico: The Olympic Movement and Pan‐American Games from 1930 to the 1950s." Historicizing the Pan American Games: An International Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, April 20, 2015.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “Dios es Redondo: Sport and Society in Modern Latin America.” National Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs/National Resource Center, Teacher Training Network Latin American & Caribbean Studies. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. July 9, 2014.

Select Conference Presentations

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. "The Sovereign Colony and Beyond: Puerto Rico and Latin America in the Olympic Movement." Paper to be presented at the XXXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, in Boston, MA, May 24, 2019.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. "One, Two, Three, Go! Building an Academic Sport Collection in the Twenty-First Century." Sites/Cites, Texts, and Voices in Critical Librarianship: Decolonizing Libraries and Archives. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Mexico City, Mexico, July 3, 2018.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “Old Ways and New Ways: Envisioning Special Collections in the 21st Century. 63rd Annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2, 2018.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. Playing for Freedom: Nationalism and Olympic Sport in Puerto Rican History. Roundtable entitled "New Perspectives on Puerto Rican Nationalism," Conference on Latin American History at the 132nd American Historical Association Conference in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2018.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “Building a Library Identity: The Latin American and Caribbean Sport Collection at the University of Illinois.” 62th Annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Ann Arbor, MI, May 24, 2017.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “A Historian at the University Library: Explorations on Complementary Fields.” 62th Annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Ann Arbor, MI, May 22, 2017.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. "Sport and the Imperial Project of Mission Work: The YMCA in Puerto Rico, 1898-1920s." XXXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, in Lima, Peru, April 30, 2017.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “Hacia una web del deporte latinoamericano y caribeño.” School of Library Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima, Perú, April 28, 2017.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio. “Protestant Sports in a Catholic Colony: The YMCA and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico, 1898-1920s.” International Conference Body and Spirit: Sport and Christianity in History. Universidad Católica de Murcia, Murcia, Spain, October 20, 2016.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Caribbean Soccer: Hispanoamericanismo and Silencing Fútbol in Puerto Rico, 1898-1920s." 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians, in Havana, Cuba, June 5, 2016.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Puerto Rico y el Movimiento Olímpico." Primer Congreso de la Asociación Puertorriqueña de Investigación del Deporte. Headquarters of Puerto Rico's Olympic Committee. San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 20, 2016.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "“Julio Enrique Monagas and Sport Populism in Puerto Rico, 1940s.” XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 30, 2015.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Challenges to Caribbean Family History and Genealogy: Archives, Sources, and Oral History in Puerto Rico.” 59th Annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials. Conference Theme: “Family, Local and Micro-Regional Histories and Their Impact on Understanding Ourselves.” May 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Opening The Vault Of Eighteenth Century Andean History: A Portal To The Conde De Montemar Letters At The University Of Illinois’ Library (1761-1799)." 59th Annual Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, May 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Democracy, Patronage, and Sovereignty in Puerto Rican Olympism, 1950s. XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, in Chicago, May 2014. Panel Organizer for "Sport, Democracy, and Power in the Spanish Caribbean and Brazil."

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Operation Sport: Populist Alliancesin the Modernization of Puerto Rico, 1950s." Conference on Latin American History at the 128th American Historical Association Conference, Washington, D.C. January 2, 2014. Panel: "Using Spaces of Leisure, Forming New Identities in the Rio de la Plata, Brazil, and Puerto Rico."

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, "Sport Revolution and Populism in Puerto Rico during the 1940s.” XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington D.C., May 30, 2013. Session: “Globalización Cultural y Estado.”

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, “Between Cold War and Colonialism: The X Central American and Caribbean Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1966.” Conference on Latin American History at the 126th American Historical Association Conference in Chicago, January 7, 2012. Panel Organizer for “Popular Culture and Conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

  • Sotomayor, Antonio, “Colonialism and Olympism: The Emergence of Puerto Rican Olympic Representation.” Conference on Latin American History at the 125th American Historical Association Conference in Boston, January 8, 2011. Panel Organizer for “Sport, Culture, and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean."