Indigenous Border Studies

Course Number: ENGL 165IB
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2020
Instructor: Salomon, Amrah
Day(s): TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description:

This course presents a critical perspective on borders through the experiences of Indigenous peoples and nations who are occupied and partitioned by colonial regimes and will survey the impacts of colonial occupation and competition such as militarization, partition, resource extraction, carcerality, gender violence, and impunity on Indigenous peoples, with a particular focus the intersections of gender and sexuality. In this course we will examine the issue of national borders and borderlands from the perspective of Indigenous communities, specifically engaging the history and politics of the U.S.-Canada, U.S.-Mexico, and Mexico-Guatemala border regions. Participants will engage a transdisciplinary methodology to examine popular culture and discourse, historical and legal records, film, digital media, literature, cartography, and testimonials to consider both the settler imaginary of the border and Indigenous border resistance. The short materials will be available on Gauchopsace or through links to open access. Authors will include Audra Simpson, Mishuana Goeman, the EZLN, Margo Tamez, Brenden Rensink, and Jeffery M. Schulze.