Courses / Graduate

Fall 2019

  • Critical Terms and Issues in Comparative Ethnic Studies

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    Introduction to the field examining the critical practices and salient terms and issues in the study of contemporary cultural and social formations. The focus is interdisciplinary. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Disciplines/Governmentalities/Assemblages

    Instructor: Thomas Biolsi

    How do we theorize identity and resistance?  No one doubts that race, gender, sexuality, and class will continue to be key touchstones for making sense of both subject-formation and resistance to power.  But beyond these well accepted landmarks in...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Indigenous Cultures and the Politics of Space

    Instructor: Shari Huhndorf

    Space, in the voluminous recent scholarship on the subject, is structured by a paradox: although generally perceived as natural and inert, it is in fact, as geographers Michael Keith and Steve Pile contend, the “(covert) medium and...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics— “Critical Ethnic Studies without Guarantees: Thinking with Stuart Hall.”

    Instructor: Keith Feldman

    This course takes up the work of Stuart Hall, among the most influential scholars in the field of cultural studies and ethnic studies. Preferring contingency and complexity over the limited guarantees of analytical reductionism, Hall’s extensive engagement...
  • Professional Orientation

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    This seminar is intended to instruct new graduate students in the behavior of professional academics including research, teaching, and academic ethics. Enrollment Restricted to Ethnic Studies Graduate Students  ...
  • Professional Writing

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    This course trains graduate students in writing for professional purposes, such as preparing conference presentations, articles for publication in journals, applications for funding, prequalifying exam position papers, dissertation prospectuses, dissertation chapters, book prospectuses, job applications, etc. Students...
  • Critical Pedagogy: Instructor Training

    Instructor: Ula Taylor

    Description The seminar provides a systemic approach to theories and practices of critical pedagogy at the university level. Examines the arts of teaching and learning and current disciplinary and cross-disciplinary issues in African/diaspora and Ethnic Studies. The course...