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Latina and Latino Ethnography (368-0-20)


Matilda Lynn Stubbs
Matilda Stubbs offers learning experiences surrounding the human condition through courses on topics ranging from communication and linguistic anthropology, the senses, visual and digital anthropology, tourism, automobiles and other material slime or other ASMR artifacts! She received her BA (2005) in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as both MA (2012) and PhD (2018) in Anthropology at Northwestern University.

Meeting Info

Harris Hall L28: Wed 2:00PM - 4:50PM

Overview of class

This course will focus on cultural and political expressions and representations of Latinos/as in the US. We will draw from historical accounts, fiction, ethnographies, and media representations. We will consider how these forms of expression are used to represent U.S. Latina/o life. We will examine how ethnography works as a field method and as a form of communication. Our course will cover a broad range of areas and textual modes, so that we may do some comparative work.

Registration Requirements

Juniors and Seniors Only.
Freshmen and Sophomores with instructor permission.

Evaluation Method

Active Participation Student Presentations Ethnographic Snapshots Weekly Commentaries Short Essay Research Paper

Class Materials (Required)

* Diaz, Vanessa. 2020.Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Female Reporters in Hollywood. NC: Duke Univ.Press
* Feliciano-Santos, Sherina. 2021. A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity: Language, Social Practice, and Identity Within Puerto Rican Taino Activism. NJ: Rutgers Univ.Press
* Dávila, Arlene. 2004. Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal City. CA: University of California Press.
* Rosa, Jonathan. 2019. Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad. NY: Oxford University Press.

Class Attributes

Ethics & Values Distro Area
SDG Reduced Inequality
SDG Peace & Justice

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for Juniors & Seniors