AAS 558 - Seminar in Black World Studies
Winter 2022, Section 004 - The African Americas
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course explores the many ways enslaved and free Africans and their descendants shaped colonial and national societies across the Americas, and how, in turn, the laws, cultures, and historical transformations of these societies across several centuries shaped the lives of African, African-American, and Afro-Latinx people.

The course aims to think broadly, comparatively, and connectively about categories and experiences of “Blackness” and “Whiteness” in the Americas—the common but also contingent and historically variable processes of racialization and race-making in relation to African-descended people.  We will focus on recent, cutting-edge histories, with an emphasis on works that take a transnational, transregional, or cross-hemispheric frame and help rethink the African Americas from the global South. 


AAS 558 - Seminar in Black World Studies
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004 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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