Research Topics in Latin America

History 101.018

Spring 2015
Section: 
018
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
MW 2-4P
CCN: 
39333
Units: 
5

This seminar will guide you through the process of elaborating an original thesis. It will function as a workshop for projects on Spanish and Portuguese Latin America, as well as the French and Spanish Caribbean. I will help you finding and interpreting historical sources in English and romance languages, and seeking external advice if necessary to work with other languages and disciplines. Through my own research on the globalization of music in Latin America and my formation in Argentina and Berkeley, I developed a wide range of interests: music and cinema; political, intellectual, and economic history; popular, middle class and elite culture; gender and religion; global flows of ideologies and institutions; migrations, diasporas and mestizajes; violence, inequality, and war; human-animal relations; oral history, ethnography, and memory. These and other topics will be welcome.