Classes

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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