Decolonization: Histories, Meanings, Struggles
This course explores decolonization as an historical event, a category of theoretical analysis, and a series of contemporary social movements. Course material will introduce students to the history of decolonization as both idea and event, putting global anti-colonial movements of the twentieth century into conversation with contemporary struggles for the decolonization of occupied land, institutions, and epistemologies. This interdisciplinary course draws on work in history, geography, anthropology, women's studies, and postcolonial and decolonial Studies. Students will also read and research manifestos, memoirs, archival documents, documentary films, oral histories, and museum exhibits.