Seeing in the Dark: Research Methodologies in African American Studies|
Spring 2019 not offered
This reading seminar provides an introduction to research methodologies that have shaped the field of African American studies, from archival research and ethnography to geography and statistical analysis. In particular, we will focus on works that have expanded temporal, spatial, and methodological borders of the field, opening up new pathways toward investigating the richness of Afro-diasporic life in the Americas and beyond.
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Jonathan Holloway, JIM CROW WISDOM: MEMORY AND IDENTITY IN BLACK AMERICA SINCE 1940; Kali Gross, HANNAH MARY TABBS AND THE DISEMBODIED TORSO, Katherine McKittrick; DEMONIC GROUNDS: BLACK WOMEN AND THE CARTOGRAPHIES OF STUGGLE; Jafari Allen, ¡VENCEREMOS?: THE EROTICS OF BLACK SELF-MAKING IN CUBA ; Simone Browne, DARK MATTERS: ON THE SURVEILLANCE OF BLACKNESS; Lisa Lowe, THE INTIMACIES OF FOUR CONTINENTS.
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Weekly 2-page memo, in class presentation, two brief essays, one major research project.