506 Barrows Hall, 2570 Berkeley CA United States 94720
Our courses on the U.S. Latina/o experience continue their historic mission of contributing to the production of truly universal knowledges about the United States and an increasingly interconnected world, broadening and deepening, beyond the limited provincialism of Eurocentric perspectives, the disciplinary offerings in the traditional fields of the humanities and social sciences. To achieve this we take seriously the knowledges, epistemologies and critical thinking produced by racially and sexually oppressed subjects.
Our program is interdisciplinary, with specialists in the social sciences, geography, history, literature, visual cultural studies, performance arts, public policy, education, health, theater, film, media, religion, and philosophy. In addition, we also offer practicum courses in creative writing, research methods, visual and performance arts and field studies/internship experience in various community organizations.
Through traditional and interdisciplinary approaches, our courses illuminate the various U.S. Latina/o experiences, such as the history of Mexican Americans in the 19th century southwest, the post-1965 Chicana/o and Nuyorican movements, multi-media Latina feminist thought, Latina/o visual and performance arts, historical and changing Latina/o migrations, including those of Central Americans in the 1980s, U.S. Latina/o religiosities, philosophies of resistance, and the broad struggles of the Global South.
Our courses are cross-listed with the Departments of Women's Studies; English; Art Practice; Art History; Dance, Theater and Performance; Religious Studies; Geography; Spanish and Portuguese; Social Welfare; and Education.