HIST-LIT 90GO

This course studies the “afterlife” of colonialism, exploring forms of protest that emanate from indigenous territories and subjectivities and within indigenous community-making and knowledge production. From the Colectiva Feminista en Construcción, the Zapatista movement, the Oaxaca Commune, the Bolivian collective Mujeres Creando, to indigenous protests in Venezuela, this course unpacks the relationship between aesthetic practices (such as indigenous video, art, and literary production) and practices of decoloniality found in the everyday and in the momentum of the multitudes. With attention to how subjectivity and indigeneity are conditioned by race, class, sex, gender, and capitalism, this class will engage with critical race studies, decolonial studies, feminist studies, gender studies, and cuir/queer studies. While the course will be conducted in English, Spanish language materials will be available for students who wish to fulfill History & Literature’s language requirement.