Latino Studies | Seminar in Latino Studies
L396 | 30158 | Maritza Quiñones-Rivera


Variable Topic: AFRO-LATINO DIASPORA
4:00P-06:00P   TR     SW 221
ABOVE CLASS MEETS SECOND EIGHT WEEKS ONLY
ABOVE CLASS CARRIES CULTURE STUDIES A CREDIT
ABOVE CLASS CARRIES COLL S & H DISTRIBUTION CREDIT

This course takes a comparative approach to understanding the
historical and contemporary experiences of indigenous and black
communities in Latin America. Particular attention will be paid to
the role of race, “ethnicity,” and identity in the shaping of
indigenous and black populations and their contemporary social and
political struggles. Most significantly, the course focuses on Afro-
Latinos racial experiences in the United States.  Since this is an 8
weeks course, I will focus on the historical linkages between
colonialism and slavery in Latin America and their impacts on the
making of indigenous and black communities as distinct, yet
historically interwoven kinds of racialized social formations. It
will focus on present-day forms of indigenous and black social and
political mobilization that have emerged to challenge histories of
racialized oppression and exclusion: Reggaeton to Bomba, Candomble
to Cuban Orisha dances.... and other more intricate concepts.