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Fall 2019 LACA Courses 

LACA 1503O Networked Movements: Mobilizations for Change in Latin America in the 21st Century (Taught by Cogut Visiting Professor Iria Puyosa)

Monday, 3pm - 5:30pm

Networked Movements examines the characteristics of social movements emerging in Latin America since 2007. These movements combine the non-violent occupation of public spaces and the intensive use of digital technologies for autonomous political communication. The course starts with foundations of networked social movement theories. Topics will include: the social appropriation of technological innovations; the construction of collective identity and the movement´s aesthetics; collective action for the occupation of public space; counter-public or counter-hegemonic political action; dynamics of social capital combining strong and weak ties; small-world structure of the movement networks; and mobilizing ideas by information cascades and network contagion.

LACA 1503P Consuming the Cold War in the Caribbean (Taught by Cogut Visiting Professor María Cabrera Arús)

Tuesday, 4pm - 6:30pm

How was the Cold War experienced in the Caribbean? How did refrigerators, automobiles, washing machines, stereos, and blue jeans become proxies of the world superpowers and mechanisms of impersonal rule in the hands of local regimes? How were Caribbean populations transformed by modernizing and developmentalist policies, and how did they resist the marketed allure of empires? Consuming the Cold War in the Caribbean answers these questions, exploring the politics of modern material and visual regimes in Cuba and the region during the post WWII era, addressing such regimes as mechanisms of soft power, impersonal rule, political critique, and resistance.

LACA 1503Q Politics of Indigeneity in Brazil (Taught by Cogut Visiting Professor Estevão Fernandes)

Wednesday, 3pm - 5:30pm

This course examines the politics of indigeneity in Brazil. First, it examines the relationship between native peoples and settlers, especially the Jesuits, Portuguese colonists, and the Portuguese Crown. Our purpose is to understand images of savagery and innocence as part of colonial imaginary in Brazilian’s imaginary about natives. Next, we will explore how indigenous peoples were understand by scientists and naturalists, and how these discussions are important in understanding notions about race in Brazil. Finally, we examine the relationships between native peoples and the State during the Republic, with a focus on contemporary issues, such as development, the environment, and social movements.

LACA 1900 Preparation for Honors and Capstone Projects on Latin American and Caribbean Topics (Taught by Visiting Associate Professor Erica Durante)

Tuesday, 4pm - 6:30pm

This workshop is designed for junior and seniors in any concentration who are researching and writing about Latin America and the Caribbean. It will help students to enhance their research and organization skills, refine their research or creative projects, and develop or complete a Capstone Project (e.g. honors thesis, honors project, substantial research paper).

Fall 2019 Cross-Listed/Related Courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

 

Language(s) of Instruction

Course Code

Course Title

Instructor

1

English

AFRI 0210

Afro Latin Americans and Blackness in the Americas

Anani Dzidzienyo

2

English

AFRI 0670

Global Black Radicalism

Brian Meeks/ Geri Augusto

3

English

AFRI 1210

Afro-Brazilians and the Brazilian Polity

Anani Dzidzienyo/

Keisha Khan-Perry

4

English

COLT 0510F

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, The Men and the Myths

Esther K. Whitfield

5

English

COLT 0710I

New Worlds: Reading Spaces and Places

in Colonial Latin America

Stephanie Merrim

6

English

DEVL 1560

Economic Development in Latin America

Veronica Ingham

7

English

 

ENGL 1711N

Monsters in our Midst: The Plantation and the Woods in Trans-American Literature

Dixa Ramirez

8

English & Spanish

ETHN 0090A

The Border/La Frontera

Evelyn Hu-Dehart

9

English

ETHN1200D

Latinx Literature

Ralph Rodriguez

10

English

GNSS1520

Latin American Horror

Jeremy Lehnen

11

Spanish

HISP 0710B

Hispanic Culture Through Cinema

Mercedes Vaquero

12

Spanish

HISP 0730

Encounters: Latin America in Its Literature and Culture

Iris Montero

13

Spanish

HISP 1330Z

Tropical Fictions: Geography and Literature in Latin American Culture

Felipe Martinez-Pinzon

14

English

HISP 1333E

Visions and Voices of Indigenous Mexico

Iris Montero

15

Spanish

HISP 2350X

Literatures of Work and the Work of Literature in Latin America

Felipe Martinez-Pinzon

16

English

HIST0580M

The Age of Revolutions, 1760-1824

Jeremy Mumford

17

English

HIST 1310

History of Brazil

James Green

18

English

HIST 1320

Rebel Island: Cuba, 1492-Present

Jennifer Lambe

19

English

HIST 1331

The Rise and Fall of the Aztecs: Mexico 1300-1600

Robert Cope

20

English

HIST 1333

The Mexican Revolution

Evelyn Hu-Dehart

21

English

HIST1340

History of the Andes from Incas to Evo Morales

Jeremy Mumford

22

English

HIST1958A

Archives of Desire: Non-Normative Genders and Sexualities in the Hispanophone World

Javier Fernandez Galeano

23

English

HIST 1966Q

Colonial Encounters and the Creation of Latin America

Robert Cope

24

English

HIST 1967C

Making Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-Present

Jennifer Lambe

25

English

INTL 1803W

Roots of Crisis in Central America

Stephen Kinzer

26

Portuguese

POBS 0610

Mapping Portuguese-Speaking Cultures: Brazil

Patricia Sobral

27

English

POBS 0711

Brazilian Democracy in Literature and History

James Green/Leila Lehnen

28

English

POBS 0810

Belonging and Displacement: Cross-Cultural Identities

Patricia Sobral

29

English

POLS 1210

Latin American Politics

Richard Snyder

30

English

SOC 1281

Migration in the Americas

David Lindstrom

31

Hispanic Studies

HISP 0760

Transatlantic Crossings: Readings in Hispanic Literatures

Luis Miguel Estrada Orozco

32

History

HIST 1381      

Latin American History and Film: Memory, Narrative and Nation

Daniel Rodriguez

33

Hispanic Studies

HISP 0750O

Cultural Studies in Spanish America

Luis Miguel Estrada Orozco


*If you are interested in taking a different course and would like to know if it can be used towards the concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, please contact LACA Director of Undergraduate Studies Erica Durante at erica_durante@brown.edu.