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HIST 7808 Grad Colloquium: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the State in Modern U.S. History (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines the historical role of the state in shaping processes of racial, ethnic, and gender identity formation as well as relationships of power between dominant cultures and marginalized groups. Focusing on a number of different loci of state power, including institutions such as the military, school, prison, and asylum and agents such as public health authorities, reformers, immigration officials, and other bureaucrats, we will explore the ways in which the state engages in the construction and maintenance of normative categories of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and citizenship.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Martin Summers

Prerequisites: Graduate Student standing.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17