Skip to main content

Transnational Politics of Race, Movements, and Media

MACS 590
abstract shape

Professor: Rachel Kuo

Meets: Tuesdays 3:30 - 6:20 pm (336 Gregory Hall)

This interdisciplinary course explores race, media, technology, and social movements from a range of critical, historical, and transnational perspectives. How are race and racialization mediated transnationally through conditions of empire and global capitalism? This seminar brings together histories and theories of racial power and violence alongside readings, case studies, and media materials from different social movements for transformation and liberation. The topics covered in this seminar include the politics of labor, settler colonialism, sanctuary, policing, militarism, and sexual and gender regulation as they connect to media, information, and technological systems. Readings may include works by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Stuart Hall, Lisa Lowe, Mahmood Mamdani, Cedric Robinson, and Sylvia Wynter.