Classes

Quechua, Indigenous language revitalization and Global Indigeneity - EMR 151

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2022

Are Indigenous languages and cultures a thing of the past? Although Indigenous peoples make up less than 6% of the global population, they speak more than 4,000 of the world’s approximately 6,700 languages. At the same time, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues indicates that two Indigenous languages die every two months. Indigenous Language reclamation is crucial to the identity and resistance efforts of many communities: additionally, this process contributes to the preservation of Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS), a series of practices and wisdoms developed within...

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Latinx Representation in Media, Films, and Pop Culture - EMR 149

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Latinos have made significant contributions to film and television productions, and now they are avidly creating content for digital platforms. Furthermore, they are important media consumers in U.S. society despite having a limited presence in the industry: in 2019 Latinos/as/es accounted only for 4,6 % of the acting roles in Hollywood while being 23% of the total movie theater audience in the United States. Public debates on diversity have acknowledged that media representation matters due its power on shaping ideas; these media representations can either...

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Indigeneity and Latinidad - EMR 148

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

As the original inhabitants of the Americas, Indigenous communities resist and thrive across the hemisphere, despite the dynamics of colonization that still affect their existence and way of living. Many prejudices affect these communities, sometimes perceived as ‘timeless’ and ‘pure’ subjects, when in reality adaptation and migration have been a constant characteristic for many of these groups. The course offers an exploration of the diversity of Indigenous Latinx communities across the United States and their migration processes and current enclaves in urban...

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COVID-19, inequality and the Latinx community - EMR 147

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

When the coronavirus pandemic started to hit the world in 2020, it gave the wrong impression that it would affect everyone the same way, acting as a ‘great equalizer’. However, the effects of COVID-19 exacerbated structural injustices and the impact varied dramatically different depending on race, gender, class. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May 2021, Hispanics/Latinos were twice as likely to get the virus in comparison to white adults, and 2.3 times more likely to die from it. Even as vaccines have become available, their distribution has...

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Topics in Latinx Studies: Imagining Latinidad - EMR 1010

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

This course is intended to provide hands-on practice toward doing research on Latinx issues, with an approach grounded in the understanding that terms ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latinidad’ are not static concepts and, at the same time, not a homogeneous mix. We will examine culture, intellectual production, languages, economics, and political thought, as well as the dynamics of Latino/a/e people in the United States. Throughout the class, students will become familiar with a wide range of thinkers, currents, concepts, topics, and they will be exposed to frameworks of decolonial history and...

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