Fall 2019 Latin American Studies Courses
Cross-listed courses by catalogue number
Courses of Interest
Race in Latin America
This seminar will explore the history of racial relations in Latin America. We will first analyze how urban Latin music, such as reggaetón and Latin trap, both legitimatize and defy theories of scientific racism. Students will then look at the historical impact of conquest and colonization in the rise of racial categories in Latin America. Furthermore, we will examine case studies, such as mestizaje in Mexico, colorism in Brazil, genocide in the DR-Haiti border, and racism in the outcome of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Lastly, we will study the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in Latin American identities and experiences.
Instructor: Dannelle Gutarra Cordero
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