American Studies 271: Hyphen-Nation: Multidisciplinary Approach to Ethnicity/Race in U.S.




Graduate seminar in general education co-taught with Mayra Rivera and Tessa Lowinske Desmond. "Hyphen-Nation" explored the interactions of ethnicity/race, migration, and human rights in shaping twenty-first century United States, with particular attention to the past and present experiences of Latina/o, Asian American, Native American, and African American communities. Students designed case studies from the perspective of their particular disciplines to help fashion a multi-disciplinary approach to the social, cultural, and ethical processes that define nationhood.