This course focuses on the position of Blacks in the national histories and societies of Latin America from slavery to the present day. Emphasis is on an interdisciplinary engagement with issues and critical discussion of national images contrasted with the realities of blackness. We will explore the connections between race, gender, sexuality, and representation in national and transnational encounters and the consequences of the migration of people and ideas within the hemisphere. Countries to be explored include Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Mexico, Haiti, and Peru.
AAAS 490S, CULANTH 490S, LATAMER 490S