Thursday, 3rd-5th period
This interdisciplinary graduate seminar situates sociopolitical theory and praxis as a proxy for examining education in Latin America. More specifically, Education in Latin America prioritizes three questions:
- How can an examination of subaltern thought and epistemologies influence conceptualizations of education in Latin America?
- How is education in Latin America positioned relative to broader projects of mestizo nationalisms, racial formation, and racial/multicultural reforms?
- In what ways did Black social movements in Latin America situate education as a key site of contestation and what were the implications for educational systems?
For the purpose of this course, education is broadly conceptualized to include formal systems (e.g., primary, secondary, and higher education), pedagogy, public pedagogy, fugitive pedagogies, curriculum, and further dialogic acts intended to foster an exchange of ideas. To engage with key concepts in the course, students will draw from readings in political science, anthropology, sociology, and education. The seminar will also feature virtual lectures from Latin American interlocutors and researchers. For more information regarding the course, please contact Dr. Chris Busey at firstname.lastname@example.org.