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Contemporary Debates in Race & Ethnicity

Through an interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary literature and scholarship on race and ethnicity, this course considers the following questions: How do race and ethnicity organize the social world? What are the historical conditions under which the various definitions of racial and ethnic difference emerge? What is at stake in the institutional recognition of race and ethnicity, particularly as these categories come to be defined in relation to other nodes of difference, such as gender and class? How do individuals use labels of racial and ethnic difference to develop an understanding of the self in relation to the social and political worlds they inhabit?

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  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 6629 - NCST 0103 A
Ricardo Montez
Ricardo Montez
Ricardo Montez is an Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the Humanities Department at the School of Undergraduate Studies. His research examines the performance of race, ethnicity and sexuality in visual culture and media.He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University where he was also a Faculty Fellow in Latino Studies. Additionally, he held the Cotsen Postdoctoral ...
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Jan 23 - May 08
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 6629
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What you will learn
  • As an introductory course to the curricular area in Race and Ethnicity Studies, the class provides an overview of different areas within this complex field, including Latino Studies, African-American Studies, Asian-American Studies, and Whiteness Studies.
  • Analysis of queer historical landmarks in NYC
  • Creative merging of geography and culture
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