8/26 Synchronous zoom session
9/2 Synchronous zoom session
Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism. Monthly Review Press, 2000.
Blog post 1 is due before class.
Indigenous cultures + down came “the West”
9/9 Synchronous zoom session
Robiou Lamarche, Sebastián. “Tainos: Mythology and Cosmology.” Tainos and Caribs: The Aboriginal Cultures of the Antilles. Editorial Punto y coma. 2019.
Blog post 2 is due before class.
Oral/Slide Presentations on Chapter 7 (Pages 104-117)
Meeting ID: 849 5519 6946
Extra-credit opportunity with 300-word reflection:
Meeting ID: 818 9686 9208
9/16 No classes scheduled
Even the Rain. (Icíar Bollaín, 2010)
9/23 Synchronous zoom session
Solnit, David. “Reflections From Bolivia: Water Wars, Climate Wars and Change from Below.” Upsidedownworld.org. https://upsidedownworld.org/archives/bolivia/reflections-from-bolivia-water-wars-climate-wars-and-change-from-below/
Anandakugan, Nithyani. “Hopes For a Rainy Day: A History of Bolivia’s Water Crisis.” Harvard International Review https://hir.harvard.edu/hopes-for-a-rainy-day-a-history-of/
Blog post 3 is due before class.
Slavery and its afterlives, toward black liberation and expression
Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (Noland Walker, 2009)
9/30 Synchronous zoom session
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. “An Unthinkable History: The Haitian Revolution as a Non-Event.” Silencing the Past: Power and Production of History. Beacon Press, 2015.
Blog post 4 is due before class.
10/7 Synchronous zoom session
Andrews, George Reid. “An Exterminating Bolt of Lightning.” Afro-Latin America. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Blog post 5 is due before class.
Recommended Event: Extra-credit opportunity with 250-word reflection
Puerto Rico Taino Movements: Sherina Feliciano and Yarimar Bonilla in Dialogue
10/14 Asynchronous session
The midterm project is due.
10/21 In-person session (Room B-Vert 9 150)
Davies, Darién and Judith Michelle Williams. “Pan-Africanism, Negritude, and the Currency of Blackness.” Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.
Blog post 6 is due before class.
La playa D.C. (Juan Andrés Arango Garcia, 2012)
Black in Latin America: Cuba, The New Revolution (Henry Lois Gates, 2011)
10/28 Synchronous zoom session
Tickner, Arlene. “Aquí en el Ghetto: Hip-Hop in Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico.” Latin American Politics and Society, Fall, 2008, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Fall, 2008), pp. 121-146 https://www.jstor.org/stable/30130878
Blog post 7 is due before class.
11/4 Synchronous Zoom Session
Rivera, Petra. “Cocolos Modernos: Salsa, Reggaetón, and Puerto Rico’s Cultural Politics of Blackness.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17442222.2013.768459
Blog post 8 is due before class.
Contemporary Indigenous Struggles
The Uprising of Dignity: The Zapatista Movement in Chiapas/Mexico (Manchester Zapatista Collective, 2016)
11/11 Synchronous Zoom Session
EZLN-CCRI. Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle (Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona), 2005.
Blog post 9 is due before class.
Latin Americans in the US: displacement, migration, and cultural hybridity
11/18 In-person session (Room B-Vert 9 150)
Morales, Ed. “Raza Interrupted. New Hybrid Nationalisms.” Latinx The New Force in American Politics and Culture. Verso, 2018.
Blog post 10 is due before class.
11/25 No classes scheduled
Extra-credit Opportunities with 250-word reflection
.Thursday 11/18 at 1pm on Zoom – “La Gran Colombia,” unpacking the history of unity and independence in South America, and the consequences of those historical events for the region today — featuring our fantastic colleagues Mark Rice (History), Tshombe Miles (BLS) and Enrique Desmond Arias (Marxe).
12/2 In-person session (Room B-Vert 9 150)
Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla. “Ground Zero.” The Undocumented Americans. One World, 2020.
Blog post 11 (optional) is due before class.
12/9 In-person session (Room B-Vert 9 150)
Acevedo, Elizabeth. “Afro-Latina.” https://youtu.be/tPx8cSGW4k8
Frohman, Denise. “Accents.” https://youtu.be/84ZcT1jDCjk
Collective final reflections
12/21 until 11:59 pm via email.
Please send your project as a Word, Goggle, or Pages document; as an audio file, or send the social media links.
Final grade submission deadline