Introduction to Latinx Studies

LAS 3930
SECTION 1011, CLASS # 28783

Days: Thursdays
Times: 10:40 am – 1:40 pm
Location: Fine Arts Building 0103

NO PREREQUISITES OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION.

The aim of this course is to introduce the historical and contemporary experiences of Latina/o/x immigrants and their descendants in the United States. We will draw from multiple disciplines to explore varied U.S. Latina/o/x experiences and conceptualizations across national origin groups, immigrant generations, and time. Readings and discussions will focus on themes including historical migration, colonization, and imperialism; contemporary experiences of immigration and deportation; interrracial relations between Latina/o/xs and others; the racialization of Latina/o/xs; undocumented youth and education; racial identity formation; language use, and other relevant topics.

Professor
Nicholas Vargas Small
Dr. Nicholas Vargas
Associate Professor
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Law
E-mail: nicholas.vargas@latam.ufl.edu
Tel: 352-392-4672

Research Interests
Racial Classification, Latina/o Studies, Racial Stratification, Immigration, Interpersonal Networks, Religion and Non-Religion

Geographic Expertise
United States