Professor of African American Studies & Gender and Women's Studies
What Does African American American Studies Mean to You?
The definition for black studies that I use comes from CLR James. When the question was put to him he said black studies was a critique of western civilization. I like that definition because it captures just how broad the topic of black studies is. History of empires, slavery, industrialization, post and neoliberalism. It really captures the global aspects of the field. It means assessing the ways in which not only race and class, but gender and sexuality, play in the critique of western civilization.
3 or 4 hours. Prerequisite(s):
consent of the instructor.
When is it Offered?