Race, Religion, and Ethnicity in the Americas

REL-C 325 — Fall 2020

Stephen Selka
Days and Times
TR 3:35-6:05P (1st 8 weeks)
Course Description

Our starting point in the course is the idea that religion, race, and ethnicity are not given or stable categories, but concepts that change over time, vary across contexts, and are often constructed in relation to one another. We explore this idea across the Americas with a focus on African American and African Diaspora religions. Themes we examine include religion, race, and colonialism; religion and the construction of whiteness and blackness; religion, race, and nationalism; and religion and race in transnational perspective. Coursework will include weekly reading responses and two essay exams.


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