Jose A Lucero
Topics vary, but always focus on ethnic group relations and nationalism viewed from a broad, comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is heavily cross-cultural, and the geographical coverage world-wide.
With an empirical focus on Latin America, this course will survey various theoretical approaches to the study of race, nation, and ethnicity in the Atlantic World. Topics will include theories of identity, state policies from indigenismo to contemporary multiculturalism, Indigenous and Black social movements, and the intersectionality of race, gender, and class.
Student learning goals
To understand the intellectual history of the study of race and ethnicity in the fields of anthropology, sociology and political science
To gain an understanding of the history of racial formation in various Latin American contexts
To engage scholarly literature in a critical and productive way
To generate research questions around course themes
General method of instruction
Seminar discussion and in-class presentations.
No previous study of Latin America or race is expected, but a high level of engagement and interest is.
Class assignments and grading
Class assignment will include short response papers and a longer research paper on topic of students choice.
Grades will be bases on the quality of seminar participation and written work.