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Information about CERLAC's Diploma Core Course

ANTH 5300/6300: Convergence, Disparities, and Fault Lines: Research in Latin America and Caribbean Studies (3.0 credits)

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 communitybased 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:

  1. Register in ANTH 5300/3600 or one of the cross-listed affiliates. 2023 Flyer (reach out to for up-to-date course options).
  2. Recommended advance 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.