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Race and Identity in Latin America

Dr. Barbara L. Carter and Dr. Erica L. Williams
Spelman College

This course will help students analyze, understand and compare multiple dimensions of race, gender/sexuality, class, and ethnic identity in several Latin American societies, including Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and Panama, among others. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the complexities of racial formations as well as the historical and political context of social movements in Latin America. Students will have an opportunity to develop a deep intellectual engagement with Latin American history, culture and politics by reading texts that cover topics ranging from interracial relationships in Cuba, African diasporic religious traditions, Chinese immigration to Panama, black women’s identity and activism in Brazil, and much more.

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