Courses with Significant Latino/a Content:
AAAS 199 - Masking and Power in the Americas
TR 11:40 - 12:55PM Trent Bdg 040 Instructor: Michaeline Crichlow
HISTORY 196IS - History of the U.S./Mexico Border, 18th to 20th Centuries
Explores the creation and perpetual remaking of the border between the US and Mexico from the 1780s to the current day. Topics explored include nation formation, citizenship and migration, public policy, border incursions, and national identity.
T 3:05PM - 5:35PM Friedl Bdg 216 Instructor: Sarah Deutsch
Intro to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies and how it reconfigures the study of the United States and the Americas. Considers literature, history, sociology, economics, and politics, culture and language in examining terms such as: Latino, latinidad, Global South, transnational, globalization, and multiculturalism. Exploration of alignments and divergences of Latino/a Studies with African and African American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Critical US Studies. Classroom learning will connect with the Durham community.
MW 10:05AM - 11:20AM TBA Instructor: Monika Gosin
LSGS 155S /CULANTH 157S/ SPAN 155S - Mayas, Aztecs and Incas: The World According to the Indigenous People of Latin America
MW 1:15PM - 2:30PM Friedl Bdg 216 Instructor: Walter Mignolo
LSGS 181S.01/ SPAN 181S.01/ - Theorizing Latinidad
This course examines theories and approaches to a "collective" U.S. Latina and Latino identity, raising questions about the aims and ends of a "unifying" and singular concept of "Latinidad." As such, we shall ask what creates Latinidad and investigate the kinds of subjects and subjectivities constituted within U.S. social processes of "becoming." How, then, do Latinas and Latinos encounter one another when the assumption is that "they" are working towards "similar" interests and agendas? In light of these concerns, the seminar will ask whether there can be a Latinidad without national identities and "brown" referents as founding myths. Drawing from social science as well as cultural and literary works, we shall engage, for example, with Arlene Davila's Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People and Nestor Garcia Canclini's Latinoamericanos Buscando Lugar en Este Siglo, among others. By calling into question the types of discursive erasures that surface as Latina and Latino identities are grasped through projects of consesus-building, social movements, and community affiliations will provide the background and insight to rethink "Latinity" from a different point of view.
TuTh 4:25PM - 5:40PM Perkins LINK 2-079 Instructor: Claudia Milian
LSGS 181S.02/ LIT 162ZS/ SPAN181S.02/ - Mourning and Melancholia in Cuban American Literature
The Cuban revolution of 1959 incited an exodus of more than 700,000 Cubans who settled in various parts of the U.S. creating, in the process, new Cuban diasporas and precipitating a new American ethnic identity, "Cuban-American." The dream of returning to Cuba has remained quite persistent in many Cuban exile communities over the last 45 years. This course will study the articulation of this dream by looking primarily to literature, cultural criticism and history by generations of Cuban artists and writers who either left post-revolutionary Cuba very young or who were born in the U.S. For many of these writers and artists, returning to Cuba, regardless if they were born there or not, constitutes a seemingly unavoidable, perfunctory event that will enable them to understand their hyphenated ethnic identities in the U.S. as well as understand their relationship to Cuba and its history. These cultural productions are, in turn, mediated by a blistering sense of loss, sadness, and melancholy. This course is interdisciplinary and will draw on various critical methodologies and archives. Requirements for this course include one long research paper (12-15 pages), one oral presentation, spirited class participation, an ability to still register surprise and awe, excellent attendance, a sixth sense and a great ear for hearing even the most muted forms of lamentation.
TuTh 10:05AM - 11:20AM Friedl Bdg 118 Instructor: Antonio Viego
LSGS 181S.03/ SPANISH 181S.03 - Latino/a Autobiography and Memoir
In what ways do the stories of Latino and Latina cultural workers reconstruct factual and fictional modes of representation? This course explores the varied techniques of self-referential intention in the autobiographies and memoirs of the aforementioned group, interrogating how their recollections interconnect with the identity formation and lived distinctive moments in US society. Through autobiography, memoir, literary criticism, and theoretical readings, the class emphasizes the negotiation of self, place, and community via social and geographical locations including family, region, and the nation. Of particular concern are the deliberations as: Do these personal accounts introduce new forms of knowledge construction? How are Latino/a lived experiences told and theorized? Do the social and discursive spaces of these works provide points of agreements on Americanness?
TR 1:15PM - 2:30PM TBA Instructor: Claudia Milan
SOCIOLOGY 116 - Comparative Race/Ethnic Studies
The social, legal, and cutlural construction of racial and ethnic hierarchies in a comparative international context with the United States and the United Kingdom of central analytical concern. Racial formation and racial segregation in specific historical and national contexts including the normative case of the Anglo-Saxon core in the United States and how its dominance has led to patterns of ethnic antagonism and discrimination.
MW 2:50PM - 4:05PM TBA Instructor: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
SPANISH 106A - Health, Culture and the Latino Community
Issues associated with access to the health care industry for the growing Latino/a population in the US. Topics: cultural competency issues, medical practices, lexical knowledge related to the field. Develop research proposal informed by required 20 hours of service work with local community partners. Assessment on knowledge of content, oral and written Spanish, and participation in service.
WF 10:05AM - 11:20AM Friedl Bdg 118 Instructor: Departmental Staff
SPANISH 106ES - Latino/a Voices in Duke, Durham
Formation of Latino/a identity(ies) and community voices through the lens of cultural, political, and social issues at local and national levels. Topics: minority voices, power and class, linguistic and artistic expression. Required weekly service work with GANO and the Mariposa Stories Project.
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM Art Bldg 102 Instructor: Departmental Staff
Additional Courses of Interest (with some Latino/a content):
DANCE 181-01 Capoiera: Culture and Practice
F 11:40AM - 1:10PM MW 11:40AM - 12:55PM Ark Studio Crowell Studio Instrcutor: Katya Wesolowski
HISTORY 174B-01 Modern Latin America
TuTh 10:05AM - 11:20AM TBA Instructor: John French
ICS 130G-01 Intro to Brazilian Literature
WF 11:40AM - 12:55PM Languages 211 Instructor: Departmental Staff
ICS 102E-01 Languages of the World
TuTh 4:25PM - 5:40PM Bio Sci 111 Instructor: Dominika Baran
LATAMER 190-01 Recovery in Haiti
TuTh 6:00PM - 7:15PM Perkins LINK 2-088 Instructor: Deborah Jenson
LINGUIST 123S-01 Spanish Linguistics
WF 11:40AM - 12:55PM West Duke 106 Instructor: Joan Munne
LIT 150S-04 Special Topics in Literary Movements
MW 11:40AM - 12:55PM Gray 228 Instructor: Katherine Hayles
LIT 147S International Literature and Culture: Bilingualism
M 11:40AM - 2:10PM Friedl Bdg 118 Instructor: Rey Chow
ROMS200S Critical Approaches to Mestizaje
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM Perkins LINK 2-059 Instructor: Claudia Milian
ROMS200S (De)coloniality and the Geopolitical
M 4:25PM - 6:55PM Friedl Bdg 102 Instructor: Walter Mignolo
SPANISH 175S - Hispanic Literature and Pop Culture
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM Languages 305 Instructor: Stephanie Sieburth
SPAN 200S Visual Studies in the Americas
W 6:00PM - 8:30PM Perkins LINK 2-085 Instructor: Esther Gabara