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LLS 396 DVB - Adv Topics Latina/o Studies - Policing Latinx (Im)migrant Co

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examines specific topics in Latina/Latino Studies not addressed in regularly offered courses. Examples include theories of ethnic identity, historical foundations, cultural expression, and relevant topics in public policy studies of Latina/Latino communities. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

Special Instructions:

Topic: "Policing Latinx (Im)migrant Communities." Meets with GWS 395. This course will be using platform: Moodle Topic: Policing Latinx (Im)migrant Communities. With current mobilization to abolish police and ICE, this course will provide students with the context of how contemporary policies emerged out of key historical episodes that have shaped and justified policing. We will begin with the formation of the US-Mexico border, turn to urban policing, and end with the rise of crimmigration. While the focus is on Latinx communities the course will take a relational race approach to attend to the ways policing Latinx communities has developed in tandem with other ethnic communities. The course also will center the ways gender and sexuality have been central sites of ethnic management. Interdisciplinary course materials from fields such as legal studies, cultural studies, and ethnography, will provide students opportunities to examine the range of actors and institutions involved in polic

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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