In this course, we will read, discuss and evaluate recent texts in the field of U.S. Latino Studies. Themes and issues to be covered during the semester include: Chicano and Puerto Rican social movements, feminist theory, colonialism and decolonial efforts, sports history(ies), artistic and creative expressions, labor organizing, transnationalism, and oral history accounts, among others. Each student will be responsible for (co)leading class discussion during the semester, writing several book reviews, and completing either a 25-30 final research paper or a comprehensive annotated bibliography on a sub-topic within the field of U.S. Latino Studies.
Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Valentin-Escobar.