Courses

Courses

  • Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    For centuries, people of Asian descent have settled in all parts of the World. As they migrate from their ethnic “homelands,” they have had to learn new ways of life, incorporate select cultural and social practices, and...
  • Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States

    Instructor: Khatharya Um

    Introductory comparative analysis of the Asian American experience from 1848 to present. Topics include an analysis of the Asian American perspective; cultural roots; immigration and settlement patterns; labor, legal, political, and social history ...
  • Freshman Seminar

    Instructor: Catherine Ceniza Choy

    The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics...
  • Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Ramya Janandharan

    Through the study of the literary, political, social and psychological dimensions of representative works of Asian American literature, this course introduces students to close textual analysis, fosters critical judgment, and reinforces academic writing skills. Satisfies the first...
  • Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Sonia Cristina Suárez

    Through the study of the literary, political, social and psychological dimensions of representative works of Asian American literature, this course introduces students to close textual analysis, fosters critical judgment, and reinforces academic writing skills. Satisfies the first...
  • Asian American Communities and Race Relations

    Instructor: Harvey Dong

    This course will be a survey of contemporary issues affecting the Asian American community. We will look at the different theories that explain the current status of Asian Americans and the interrelationship between the Asian American community...
  • Latino Narrative Film: to the 1980s

    Instructor: Ray Telles

    This course examines narrative films primarily of the 1970s and 1980s that deal with the Latino/Chicano experience and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin...
  • Chicanos and Health Care

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective, Bernard L. Griego

    Relationship of the health care delivery system in the U.S. to the Chicano community. To include an examination and understanding of the concept of mental health as defined by Chicanos. Analysis of program alternatives and the Chicano...
  • A History of Race and Ethnicity in Western North America, 1598-Present

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    This course explores the role of "race" and ethnicity in the history of what became the Western United States from the Spanish invasion of the Southwest to contemporary controversies surrounding "race" in California. Rather than providing a...
  • The Making of Multicultural America: A Comparative Historical Perspective

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    How and why did American society become racially and ethnically diverse? This comparative study of racial minorities and European immigrant groups examines selected historical developments, events, and themes from the 17th century to the present. ...
  • People of Mixed Racial Descent

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    Deals with phenomenon of people of mixed-race descent, focusing on United States but with reference to other nations for comparative purposes. Includes historical perspective as well as exploring the psychology, sociology, literature, and cinema pertaining to topic.   ...
  • The Southern Border

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    The southern border–from California to Florida–is the longest physical divide between the First and Third Worlds. This course will examine the border as a distinct landscape where North-South relations take on a specific spatial and cultural dimension...
  • Freshman Seminar – “Documenting Marginal Lives”

    Instructor: Juana María Rodríguez

    In this 1 unit Freshman Seminar, we will learn to use the bibliographic resources of UC Berkeley to document the lives, issues, achievements, and scholarship of people of color on Wikipedia with a special emphasis on queer...
  • Chinese American History

    Instructor: Harvey Dong

    Chinese American history, 1848 to present. Topics include influence of traditional values, Eastern and Western; patterns of immigration and settlement; labor history; the influence of public policy, foreign and domestic, on the Chinese individual and community.   ...
  • Japanese American History

    Instructor: Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani

    This course will be presented as a proseminar with selected topics in order to give students an opportunity to participate in the dynamics of the study of Japanese American history. Topics include immigration, anti-Japanese racism, labor, concentration...
  • Filipino American History

    Instructor: Catherine Ceniza Choy

    Topics include consequences of the Spanish-American War on Filipino emigration; conditions in Hawaii and California and the need for Filipino labor; community development; changing relations between the U.S. and the Philippines; effects ofthe independence movement and World...
  • Contemporary Issues of Southeast Asian Refugees in the U.S

    Instructor: Khatharya Um

    “History, Memory and Citizenship: Key Issues in Southeast Asian Migration and Community Formation in the U.S.” Over four decades after their resettlement, the Southeast Asian (SEAn) refugee communities (defined here as populations that were resettled in the US...
  • South Asian American Historical and Contemporary Issues

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective, Gautam Premnath

    Examines immigration and social history of South Asian Americans from the early 20th century to present. Development of South Asian American communities within the social, political and economic contexts of South Asia and the U.S. ...
  • Muslims in America

    Instructor: Hatem Bazian

    The course traces Islam’s journey in America. It will deal with the emergence of identifiable Muslim communities throughout the U.S. and focus on patterns of migration, the ethnic makeup of such communities, gender dynamics, political identity, and...
  • Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness

    Instructor: Hatem Bazian

    This course will examine and attempt to understand Islamophobia, as the most recently articulated principle of otherness and its implications domestically and globally. The course will also closely examine the ideological and epistemological frameworks employed in discourses...
  • Topics in Asian Popular Culture – “Understanding Hallyu, Korean Pop Culture and Its’ Consumption”

    Instructor: Hannah Michell

    This course will examine the transnational popularity of Korean pop culture through the lens of globalization and capitalism. Using examples from Korean dramas, K-pop music videos and film, we will examine portrayals of Korean life and discuss...
  • Topics in Asian Popular Culture – “Understanding Hallyu, Korean Pop Culture and Its’ Consumption”

    Instructor: Hannah Michell

    This course will examine the transnational popularity of Korean pop culture through the lens of globalization and capitalism. Using examples from Korean dramas, K-pop music videos and film, we will examine portrayals of Korean life and discuss...
  • Law in the Asian American Community

    Instructor: Michael Chang

    Course will examine the nature, structure, and operation of selected legal institutions as they affect Asian American communities and will attempt to analyze the roles and effects of law, class, and race in American society. May be...
  • Asian American Health

    Instructor: Winston Tseng

    This course examines the state of Asian American health, the historical, structural, and cultural contexts of diverse Asian American communities, and the role of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in the production of unequal outcomes between Asian...
  • Politics, Public Policy, and Asian American Communities

    Instructor: Michael Chang

    An examination of the purpose, power, and function of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government and their relationship to the Asian American community. The course presents a range of contemporary issues to illustrate...
  • Asian Americans and Education

    Instructor: Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani

    This course examines the historical and contemporary issues which shape the educational experiences of Asian Americans. Critical issues such as bilingual education, university admissions, and the education of Asian immigrants as well as theoretical models of Asian...
  • Gender and Generation in Asian American Families

    Instructor: Keiko Yamanaka

    The influence of cultural legacy, ethnic background, immigration history, community structure, class and economic status, and racism on gender and generational relations in the Asian American family. ...
  • Asian American Women: Theory and Experience

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective, Tomomi Kinukawa

    Examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian American women in relation to work, sexuality, intellectual and artistic activity, and family and community life as well as the development of Asian American feminist thought and its relation to...
  • Asian American Literature

    Instructor: Fae Myenne Ng

    Introduces students to representative works of Asian American literature by writers from the major ethnic subgroups; examines the works in their sociohistorical context; analyzes thematic and formal elements intertextually to form a coherent understanding of the Asian...
  • Genre in Asian American Literature

    Instructor: Fae Myenne Ng

    Investigates specific genres in Asian American literature (e.g., autobiography, biography, drama, etc.) in terms of formal characteristics, innovations, comparisons of works from various subgroups in relation to counterparts in dominant Anglo-American tradition.   ...
  • Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies – “Cultural Politics of Food”

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    “We are what we eat,” so the saying goes. But clearly, the relationship between food and identity is much more complicated than that. Food touches all aspects of cultural, social, political, and economic life. This seminar focuses...
  • Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies – “Public Culture”

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    Public culture is all around us. When we read books or magazines, watch a movie or dance performance, visit a museum or post pictures on fb or Instagram, vote or attend a teach-in on Sproul plaza, or...
  • Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies – “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Health: Foundational Theories & Contemporary Issues”

    Instructor: Joe Lee

    This course examines foundational community health theories, contemporary challenges, and culturally responsive approaches in serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The various themes explored in this course include history’s impact on AA...
  • Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States

    Instructor: Michael Omi

    Introductory comparative analysis of the Asian American experience from 1848 to present. Topics include an analysis of the Asian American perspective; cultural roots; immigration and settlement patterns; labor, legal, political, and social history. ...
  • Contemporary Issues in Asian American Communities

    Instructor: Carolyn Chen

    Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Popular American culture likes to portray them as “model minorities” who’ve achieved the American dream. Few think of Asian Americans as having “issues.” But the reality...
  • Cultural Politics and Practices in Asian American Communities

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective, Fae M. Ng

    Analysis of social, intellectual, and artistic currents in Asian American communities. Focus will be on social practices, popular culture, the arts and expression (e.g. language and literature), and the historical and political contexts in which they are...
  • Freshman/Sophomore Seminar – “Asian American History in American Musicals”

    Instructor: Catherine Ceniza Choy

    This seminar will introduce students to Asian American history through the lens of American movie, theater, and television musicals including but not limited to South Pacific, Allegiance, Flower Drum Song, Miss Saigon, and Glee. Students will learn...
  • Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Asian Diaspora(s) from an Asian American Perspective

    This course examines literary works by Asian American, African American, Chicano, and Native American writers in their political and social contexts, focusing on similarities and differences between the experiences of ethnic minorities in the U.S. Emphasis is...
  • Latina/o Philosophy and Religious Thought

    Instructor: Abraham Ramirez

    For the last 30 years, the themes of identity and liberation have dominated the social ethic and religious thought of subaltern subjectivities in the Americas. The centrality of these ideas respond to the increasing awareness of and...
  • Mexican and Chicano Art History

    Instructor: Jesus Barraza

    This course examines the body of contemporary Chicana/o artistic production, from mid-1960 to the 2000s, through an examination of the historical, aesthetic and philosophical foundations of Chicana/o art theory and practice. Tracing the inspirations of the Chicana/o...
  • Latino Narrative Film Since 1990

    Instructor: Ray Telles

    This course examines major narrative films produced since the 1980s that deal with the Latino/Chicano experience and the influences that shaped the views reflected in those cinematic works. Films produced in the U.S. and in Latin America...
  • Latino Documentary Film

    Instructor: Ray Telles

    This course examines documentary films that are Latino-produced and/or Latino-based in content. The course will emphasize documentary film analysis and interpretation, taking into account the influences of both U.S. and Latin American cinema; alternative media, docudrama, pod-casts...
  • Chicana Feminist Writers and Discourse

    Instructor: Laura E. Pérez

    A critical and theoretical analysis of contemporary Chicana Writers and Chicana Feminist Discourse.   ...
  • Chicana Feminist Writers and Discourse

    Instructor: Laura E. Pérez

    A critical and theoretical analysis of contemporary Chicana Writers and Chicana Feminist Discourse. ...
  • History of the Southwest: Mexican-United States War to Present

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    The relationship between people of Mexican descent and American society from 1880 to the present.   ...
  • Mexican Immigration

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    This course provides an overview of Mexican immigration to the United States. The relationship between immigration and Chicano community formation will be examined. Issues addressed include settlement patterns, socialization, educational aspiration, identity transformation, and historical changes. . ...
  • Central American Peoples and Cultures

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    A comparative survey of the peoples and cultures of the countries of the Central American Isthmus from a historical and contemporary perspective. ...
  • Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States

    Instructor: Ramon Grosfoguel

    The main goal of this course is to offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of the Caribbean migration experience to the United States. We will cover crucial issues such as the migration origins, modes of incorporation, racism...
  • Chicanos and the Educational System

    Instructor: Carmen Martinez-Calderon

    An examination of the historical and contemporary relationship between the educational system and the Mexican community in the United States; the history of schooling practices within the Mexican population as a backdrop to an examination of the...
  • Chicanos, Law, and Criminal Justice

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    An examination of the development and function of law, the organization and administration of criminal justice, and their effects in the Chicano community; response to these institutions by Chicanos.   ...
  • Chicanos and Health Care

    Instructor: Bernard Griego

    Relationship of the health care delivery system in the U.S. to the Chicano community. To include an examination and understanding of the concept of mental health as defined by Chicanos. Analysis of program alternatives and the Chicano...
  • Topics in Chicano Studies – “Chicana/o Ethnography: Mapping Ethnographic Writing From Greater Mexico to the Mexico/US Borderlands”

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    Ethnographic writing and data collection, the tools for describing the every day in order to understand a broader social and cultural phenomenon, has traditionally been used in such fields as anthropology to map “exotic” and “foreign” cultures. ...
  • Topics in Chicano Studies – “Chicanos and the Environment”

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    The relationship between Chicanos and Latinx communities and the environment is a sacred one.  It means locating not only the ways that these communities have been severed from the land through structures of power like colonialism, racial...
  • Topics in Chicano Studies – “Spirituality and Resistance: Day of the Dead Art Practice and Culture”

    Instructor: Jesus Barraza

    The colonial invasion of the Americas was responsible for fostering a close relationship between the role of spirituality and a culture of resistance in indigenous communities. In the 1970s Chicana/o communities used art as a strategy of...
  • Topics in Chicano Studies – “Contemporary Xicanx/Latinx Art Production”

    Instructor: Jesus Barraza

    This course examines contemporary Xicanx/Latinx artistic production, from early-1980s to the 2010s, through an examination of the historical, aesthetic and philosophical foundations of these artistic movements. Tracing the inspirations of contemporary Xicanx and Latinx art from the...
  • Topics in Chicano Studies – “Latinx and the Environment”

    Instructor: Federico Castillo

    This course will review various theories that explore the relationship between environmental factors and socio-economic outcomes on the Latinx community.  In addition, the curse will use case studies to illustrate methodological approaches and topic specific impacts of environmental conditions on socioeconomic outcomes....
  • Topics in Chicano Studies – “Art and Social Justice: Politics, Methods, and Practice for Community Based Work”

    Instructor: Jesus Barraza

    This course will introduce students to specific Chicana/Latina, Native, Asian, and African American art history and cultural practices developed as an essential aesthetic of art made by Artists of Color in the Bay Area. Focus is placed...
  • Introduction to Chicano Culture

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    An introduction to the cultural life of Chicanos with its regional differences. Key themes are the symbols and cultural norms created by the historical interaction between Chicanos and American society as expressed in literature, art, music, and...
  • Introduction to Chicano History

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    A general overview of the Chicano historical experience in the U.S. ...
  • Latino Politics

    Instructor: Diana Negrin da Silva

    A critical analysis of the Latino political experience in the United States. The course compares and contrasts the ideologies, political organizations, and political leadership in the Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican, and Central American communities. The...
  • Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Abraham Ramirez

    Course will acquaint students with methods of expository discourse through the reading of Chicano/a literature. An introduction to writing, beginning with sentence structure, with an emphasis on unity, coherence, and overall organization of a full composition. Satisfies...
  • Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Angela R. Aguilar

    This course examines literary works by Chicano/a writers in their political and social contexts. Emphasis is on literary interpretation and sustained analytical writing. The course aims to develop students’ fluency in writing longer and more complex papers...
  • Comparative Ethnic Literature in America

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    Analysis of how selected works (poetry, short stories, novels, drama, and oral literature) reflect African American, Chicano, Asian American, and Native American consciousness and experiences.   ...
  • Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Pablo Gonzalez

    The course provides an overview of social science methods used in ethnic studies fieldwork, archival research, oral histories, literature review, and critical theory. Particular attention is given to research design, forms of data, research presentation and analysis...
  • Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    The course provides an introduction to basic theoretical approaches to the literary and other cultural productions of ethnic or “minority” communities in the United States. It also involves the study of important writings by Latina/o, Native American...
  • Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Keith Feldman

    The course provides an introduction to basic theoretical approaches to the literary and other cultural productions of ethnic or “minority” communities in the United States. It also involves the study of important writings by Latina/o, Native American...
  • Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Ethnicity and the Narrative – “Theorizing Poetic Embodiment and Narrativity”

    Instructor: Alan Pelaez Lopez

    In this creative theory-writing workshop, we will be studying (with) contemporary poets who use their lived experiences and the life around them to craft theories about race, gender, Indigeneity, ethnicity, sexuality, sex, and sexual performances. We will...
  • Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Racialization and Contemporary Communities – “Latina/o/x and Community”

    Instructor: Melanie Z. Plasencia

    This course will provide an in-depth examination of geographical, social, cultural, economic, and political developments that have shaped the experiences of Latina/o/x communities in the United States. The course is broken into a series of sections that...
  • Proseminar: Issues in the Fields of Ethnic Studies: Racialization, Gender, and Popular Culture—“Race, Gender & the Geographies of Difference in Culture, 1968-2018”

    Instructor: Marisol Silva

    The 2018-2019 academic marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front’s fight for ethnic studies at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. These and related movements for social justice demanded that educational, social, political...
  • Theories and Concepts in Comparative Ethnic Studies An Introduction

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    This explores the work of key theorists of race, ethnicity, and de-colonization whose work and ideas have formed the basis of scholarly work in the broad, interdisciplinary field of comparative ethnic studies. It is intended both to...
  • Introduction to Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Juana María Rodríguez, Keith Feldman

    This explores the work of key theorists of race, ethnicity, and de-colonization whose work and ideas have formed the basis of scholarly work in the broad, interdisciplinary field of comparative ethnic studies. It is intended both to...
  • Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films

    Instructor: Ray Telles

    The depiction of race and ethnic relations in American films from the 1960s to the present. The course covers independent features as well as mainstream Hollywood studio films.   ...
  • Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

    Instructor: Juana María Rodríguez

    Course focuses on the production of sexualities, sexual identification, and gender differentiation across multiple discourses and locations. ...
  • People of Mixed Racial Descent

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    Deals with phenomenon of people of mixed-race descent, focusing on United States but with reference to other nations for comparative purposes. Includes historical perspective as well as exploring the psychology, sociology, literature, and cinema pertaining to topic. ...
  • Existential Panic in American Ethnic Literature

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    This course comprises extensive analyses of the ways in which American ethnic writers engage ontologies of self in characters who attempt to move beyond and out of the existential panic of being seen before they are seen....
  • Literature from Ethnic Movements

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    Comparative survey of literature and cultural production from, and reflective of Ethnic Movement eras, particularly, but not limited to, those of the sixties. Representative literatures include Asian American, Chicano, African American, and Native American. ...
  • Against the Grain: Ethnic American Art and Artists

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    Comparative survey of art and other cultural production from a cross-section of selected American ethnic groups (in general, Asian American, Chicano, African American, and Native American). We approach works from various critical/theoretical perspectives, often constructing them as...
  • Selected Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies – “Indigenous Issues Across the Americas”

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This course addresses how Indigenous communities throughout the Americas deal with their contemporary political dilemmas. It explores the ways in which internal colonialism, projects of assimilation, political and economic marginalization, land loss, and resistance have affected how...
  • Selected Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies – “Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American West”

    Instructor: John Dougherty

    This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present, and how these communities have continually adapted traditional cultural practices...
  • Selected Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies – “Before Trump, There was California’s Prop 13: On the Origins & Effects of the 1994 Anti-Immigration Measure”

    Instructor: Christian Paiz

    This two-unit seminar will introduce students to California’s Proposition 13, which mandated in 1994 the deportation of undocumented immigrants, prohibited social services (e.g. health care and education) to undocumented communities and required public workers to report people...
  • Prison

    Instructor: Keith Feldman, Tina Sacks, Jonathan Simon, Nikki Jones

    Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, this course embraces the longue duree of critical prison studies, questioning the shadows of normality that cloak mass incarceration both across the globe and, more particularly, in the contemporary United States. This...
  • Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies – “Cultural Politics of Food”

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    “We are what we eat,” so the saying goes. But clearly, the relationship between food and identity is much more complicated than that. Food touches all aspects of cultural, social, political, and economic life. This seminar focuses...
  • Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies—“Displaying Race, Displaying Culture: Exhibitions, Film, Photography”

    Instructor: Shari Huhndorf

    What is race, and what is culture?  How and why have these ideas been represented visually? What roles have such visual images played in colonialism, slavery, patriarchy, and other social hierarchies, and how have people of color...
  • Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies—“The New Second Generation”

    Instructor: Carolyn Chen

    Since the liberalization of immigration policy in 1965, immigrants and their children have become a significant part of American society. In some major American cities, they comprise over 50% of the population. This course offers a social...
  • Advanced Seminar in Ethnic Studies – “Inside and Beyond Walls: Migra, Masses and the Carceral State”

    Instructor: Victoria Robinson

    The course has three main avenues of exploration. First, we seek to understand the political historical structural and social roots of racialized mass incarceration and racialized mass detention and deportation. Second, we examine the work of practitioners...
  • Critical Terms and Issues in Comparative Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    Introduction to the field examining the critical practices and salient terms and issues in the study of contemporary cultural and social formations. The focus is interdisciplinary. ...
  • History and Narrativity

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    What is the purpose of history? Why do we need to tell stories about the past? And how should we tell or narrate history? We’ll explore these questions by turning to modern historiography. Historiography is the study...
  • Cultural Texts: Contemporary Theories and Methods

    Instructor: Juana María Rodríguez

    The course examines critical theories and methods in the production of cultural knowledge in the humanities. Special attention is given to transdisciplinary articulation with theories and methods in the social sciences. ...
  • Social Structures: Contemporary Theories and Methods

    Instructor: Thomas Biolsi

    The course examines critical theories and methods in the production of knowledge relevant to social, political, economic, and institutional structures. Special attention is given to transdisciplinary articulation with theories and methods in the humanities. ...
  • A Comparative Survey of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S.

    Instructor: Victoria Robinson

    This survey course will examine the historical experiences of European immigrants, African Americans, and Latinos, emphasizing the themes of migration and economic change since the late 19th century. Though the class will focus on the three groups...
  • Freshman Seminar – “Queer Latinx Studies: Theory in the Flesh”

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    In the 1980s and as a result of their involvement in the various social movements of the 1970s, Latinas and other women of color began to publish what are now canonical texts in women of color feminism...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics–Transnational Paradigms in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Ramon Grosfoguel

    The main goal of this course is to offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of transnational approaches to both international development and race/ethnicity. We will cover the most important methodological, theoretical and historical issues related to transnational...
  • Series in Comparative Transnational Theories and Methods—Transnational Paradigms in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Ramon Grosfoguel

    Research seminar focus is on critical theories and practices in transnational comparative frameworks. ...
  • Series in Comparative Transnational Theories and Methods—Transnational Paradigms in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Ramon Grosfoguel

    Research seminar focus is on critical theories and practices in transnational comparative frameworks. ...
  • Series in Comparative Transnational Theories and Methods—“Bodies in Motion: Theories, Concepts and Issues in Critical Refugee, Diaspora, and Transnational Studies”

    Instructor: Khatharya Um

    With prevailing conflicts, increased globalization and impact on communities, poor governance, and other adverse conditions in the world system, millions of people are on the move, dislocated and displaced by war, failing economies, environmental destruction, and the...
  • Series in Comparative Transnational Theories and Methods–Transnational Paradigms in Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Ramon Grosfoguel

    Research seminar focus is on critical theories and practices in transnational comparative frameworks. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Religion, Race and Ethnicity

    Instructor: Carolyn Chen

    Since the liberalization of immigration policy in 1965, immigrants and their children have become a significant part of American society. In some major American cities, they comprise over 50% of the population. This course offers a social...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics–Comparative Racialization and the Relations between Communities of Color

    Instructor: Michael Omi

    Groups of color in the United States are differentially positioned in a racial hierarchy with respect to social status, economic clout, and political power. How has this racial order evolved and how has it structured the types and...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—From Borderlands History to History of Borders

    Instructor: Christian Paiz

    The seminar will trace the different historical manifestations of Southwest’s porousness, mixtures and transformations over the course of four centuries. It will begin with the indigenous landscape prior to Spanish colonial presence in the sixteenth century and...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Writing Across Genres

    Instructor: Beth Piatote

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