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CERLAC Announces the new core course for the CERLAC Diploma

CERLAC Announces the new core course for the CERLAC Diploma

ANTH 5300/6300:

Convergences, Disparities, and Fault lines: Research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

(3.0 credits) / Summer 2022

Course Director: Dr. Honor Ford-Smith / Associate Director, CERLAC, and Associate Professor / Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Days/Times: (not confirmed)

May 25, 26, 27; June 1, 2, 3 / June 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24 / 2:30-5:30pm over zoom

Course Description:

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to debates and perspectives on Latin American and Caribbean studies and links theory with practice in the field. Supported by numerous CERLAC Fellows from a range of disciplines, students from different graduate programs and areas of study will collaborate together in teams on applied research projects.

Projects may take up a wide variety of themes and methods including community-based and activist initiatives; environmental, decolonial, participatory, and arts-based initiatives; critical ethnography; public exhibitions; educational curriculum interventions; as well as research based on archival and secondary sources.

Sample readings: Andaiye, Bonilla, Cesaire, Chamoiseau, Cusicanqui, Escobar, Garcia Marquez, Galeano, Guevara, James, Lorde, Marley, Wynter, Rodney

Registration Steps:

  • Register in ANTH 5300/6300 or one of the cross-listed affiliates (reach out to for up-to-date course options)
  • Submit a one-page statement of interest explaining why you want to take the course, describing your research interests, and listing your background and qualifications. (Deadline April 10, to this link)
  • Start working through the advanced readings for the course: Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past Power and the Production of History / Chamoiseau, Patrick. Texaco / Escobar, Arturo. Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World / Taylor, Diana. The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas.