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A discussion-based course that uses the content of American Studies (history, culture, literature, journalism, media) and interdisciplinary methods to re-think how we learn to practice race and gender from within the larger systems of white supremacy and patriarchy. We will examine bias and explore models for disrupting systemic patterns and turning rethinking into everyday action; our aim throughout is to interrogate structures and relations of race and gender, how they get naturalized, and how they can change. Designed and cross-listed for advanced undergraduates, graduates, and teachers in any major/field. When taught as a Summer Institute intensive, the course runs for ten days over three weeks.
July 5-7; 11-14; 18-20
9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) Room 2105
Professor Kristen Over, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Over has led this course, and the professional development seminar "Allowing Race in the Classroom," for over ten years. She teaches medieval/ early modern British and modern American literatures, critical theory, and methods courses. Her most recent work, on the effects of white racism on American literature, appeared in Arizona Quarterly.