Mary P. Callahan
Seminar. Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
This course will explore the interdisciplinary literature on politics and history of borderlands, which for purposes of this seminar will mean the outer reaches of sovereign territory (usually defined in opposition to a privileged "center"). Readings will include important works on human movement (migration, trafficking and refugee flight), trade, criminality, identity, governance, statelessness, exile, citizenship and security. While there will be some emphasis (perhaps 1/3 of assigned readings) on Southeast Asia, the course will be broadly comparative in nature.
[No previous study of Southeast Asia required.]
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Students will write eight 250-word papers (on weekly reading assignments), one 750-word seminar paper and one longer research paper due at the end of the quarter.