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Race, Class, & Immigration: teach

Sociology of Men and Masculinity

A conscious evaluation and critical analysis of: the social and personal meanings of “masculinity;” problems and conflicts associated with creating and negotiating male identities; variations in male experience by social class, race/ethnicity, age and sexual orientation. Dr. Stephen Kulis Arizona … Continue reading

The Black Lives Matter Syllabus

From the killings of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; to the suspicious death of activist Sandra Bland in Waller Texas; to the choke-hold death of Eric Garner in New York, to the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin … Continue reading

THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SYLLABUS

The Charlottesville Syllabus is a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. With resources selected and summaries written by UVa graduate students, … Continue reading

The Civil War from Nat Turner to Birth of a Nation

This interdisciplinary course examines the American Civil War from Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in 1831 to the legendary history film, Birth of a Nation (1915), which coincided with the Jubilee of Appomattox. It changes our understanding of the conflict in … Continue reading

THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF BLACK NATIONALISM: 1914-1974

IN THIS COURSE WE WILL EXAMINE HISTORICAL WRITING CONCERNING BLACK NATIONALISM FROM MARCUS GARVEY UNTIL THE DEVOLUTION OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY IN THE MID-SEVENTIES.  THIS STUDY WILL HELP STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF HISTORICAL PRACTICE CONCERNING A SPECIFIC … Continue reading

The Ideology of Black Liberation: 1948-1975

This class is focused on the ideas that that underpinned Black liberation movements from the end of World War Two until the mid-1970s. Much time is spent in academic settings exploring the classical (or the “good”) phase of the civil … Continue reading

Transnational Latin Americas

This course investigates the historical tendency to build cultural and political bridges across national borders in Latin America while also interrogating the import of the nation-state as the primary force for building collective identities in the postcolonial era. The main … Continue reading

US Latino Literature

The objective of this course is to analyze contemporary U.S. Latino drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context. Among the possible readings: Popular Latino Fiction, Latino Poetry as protest, code switching, the Nuyorican movement and other Latino … Continue reading

Welfare Law

Dr. Lucy Williams Syllabus

Whitness and the Media

For most of the past decade, the burgeoning literature on race, racism, and the media has focused on the “Other,” that is, on representations of Blacks, Latinas/os, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in journalism and in commercial culture generally. This … Continue reading

Women in East Asia

The goal of this course is to help you sharpen your analytic skills in thinking about cultural differences and gender differences while at the same time learning more about the contemporary societies of China, Japan, and Korea. It will be … Continue reading

Women of Color- Gender & Sexualities

Introduction to critical thinking about race, class, gender, and sexuality. Exploring questions of identity and belonging in relation to topics such as the politics of reproduction, butch/femme, the family and the state, colonialism, bisexuality, s/m, interracial relationships, and safe sex, … Continue reading