Unpacking Blackness, Ethnicity and Identity in the African Diaspora

This course is designed to examine the meaning of race and ethnicity and the determinants and fluidity of membership in a particular racial or ethnic group. We will also explore different ways to measure ethnic and racial identification and how ethnicity affects attitudes, economic development, social mobilization and migration. We will seek to assess to what extent ethnic and racial identities shape trust and prejudice, and examine the impact of ethnic diversity on development and the provision of public goods. Analyses will be made of ethnic and racial electoral politics and the varying extent and impact of ethnic voting patterns in relation to democratic governance and ethnic conflict.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Dendere

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring