America's Lure: The Politics of the Transnational US University|
Spring 2022 not offered
Over the course of the last decade the number of international students traveling to the United States has more than doubled. As of 2016, over a million students travel annually to U.S. campuses. In popular culture, governmental rhetoric, and statements from university administrators, this movement has been ascribed to the "lure" of American institutions of higher education and the knowledge, prestige, and futures they are thought to provide access to while simultaneously providing evidence of the successful internationalization of the U.S. university. Students will engage queer, feminist, postcolonial, indigenous, and critical race studies as we historicize and theorize this phenomenon while grappling with the transnational dynamics of the U.S. university from its founding as a central institution of settler colonialism in the 17th century through to the current moment of the so-called global, neoliberal university.
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Lisa Lowe, The Intimacy of Four Continents
Craig Steven Wilder, Ebony and Ivy
Madeline Hsu, The Good Immigrants
Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics
Roderick Ferguson, We Demand and The Reorder of Things
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The course will consist of 3 short papers and one term paper.
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