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Indentured Spatialities
AFAM 309
Spring 2025
Section: 01  

Inspired by many political and intellectual traditions, such as Caribbean Studies and Black Feminism, Indo-Caribbean scholars, activists, and artists have long grappled with the spatial entanglements of indentureship, slavery, and colonialism both in and beyond the Caribbean (Persadie, 2022; Hosein, 2016; Goesine, 2016). However, this canon of thought and practice needs more visibility. So, in this course, students will explore the spatial identities and experiences of "Indo-Caribbeans," descendants of "Coolie" indentureship, but IN RELATION to Black and Indigenous spatial realities that constitute the Indo-Caribbean. Through guest lectures and formal and informal written assignments, students will engage intellectually and creatively, fostering a deeper understanding of indentured spatialities. This course will require students to ground their contributions in the work of Indo-Caribbean thinkers like Patricia Mohammed and Andil Gosine and the activism of organizations such as the Caribbean Equality Project.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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