Latinx and Latin Amer Studies 350 - Black Latinas: Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latinx Women of African Descent

Black Latinas

Solsiree del Moral

W/F | 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Amherst College
AMST-349-01-2324F, BLST-350-01-2324F

(Offered as BLST 350 [CLA/D], AMST 349 and LLAS 350) “Black Latinas” surveys the history of Black women in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Black Latinas in the United States. The course begins with a brief historical survey of Afro-Latin America and then explores the experiences of Black women through different contemporary movements. They include Black Latina feminisms, gender roles, Black Power movements, environmental activism, gentrification, workers’ rights, electoral politics, police brutality, anti-black Latino bias, and media and representation. The course highlights the writing and scholarship of Black Latinas, as well as scholarship about Black Latinas. The topics for discussion will represent examples from Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and other cases from Latin America, the Caribbean, and US diasporic communities. There are no class pre-requisites and all students are welcome to register. However, these courses provide a strong foundation for the course: BLST 268, BLST 275, BLST 278, BLST 280, BLST 282, and HIST 264.

Limited to 18 students. Fall semester - Prof. del Moral

Pending Faculty Approval

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.