Given the urgency of the contemporary political moment and heightened conversations around race and especially gendered racial violence, what might anthropology stand to gain from an overt engagement with ethnic studies? Furthermore, how might anthropology’s longstanding interest in local meaning, knowledge, and practices disrupt hegemonic or US-centric notions of the ethnic Other? By foregrounding scholarship that traverses ethnic studies, Asian American studies, and anthropology, this course is designed to highlight the ways that histories of minoritized groups overlap and are connected. The selected texts are primarily ethnographic works which explore the following themes: intersectional and transnational approaches to race and gender; histories of empire and settler colonialism; gendered and classed labor; historical and ongoing political struggle and solidarity; citizenship, community, and belonging.
Faculty: Marcyliena Morgan
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Mon, Wed 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. ET