Course Listings

Fall 2021
Course number Course title Course description Course instructor Course date
  • AMST 439
  • ER&M 439
Fruits of Empire
Readings, discussions, and research on imperialism and “green gold” and their consequences for the imperial powers and their colonies and neo-colonies. Spatially conceived as a world-system that enmeshes the planet and as earth’s latitudes that divide the temperate from the tropical zones, imperialism as discourse and material relations is this seminar’s focus together with its implantations—an empire of plants.
  • Gary Okihiro
W 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • ANTH 386
  • GLBL 393
Humanitarian Interventions: Ethics, Politics, and Health

Analysis of humanitarian interventions from a variety of social science disciplinary perspectives. Issues related to policy, legal protection, health care, morality, and governance in relation to the moral imperative to save lives in conditions of extreme adversity. Promotion of dialogue between social scientists and humanitarian practitioners.

  • Catherine Panter-Brick
  • Sigridur Benediktsdottir
W 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • ECON 467
  • GLBL 307
Economic Evolution of the Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Facets of contemporary economic globalization, including trade, investment, and migration. Challenges and threats of globalization: inclusion and inequality, emerging global players, global governance, climate change, and nuclear weapons proliferation.

  • Ernesto Zedillo
M 9:25am-11:15am
  • 30173-01
Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic

Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (30173). 4 units. Students will work on a variety of human rights projects, generally in support of advocacy efforts of human rights organizations. Projects are designed to give students practical experience with the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights; to help students build the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective human rights advocates; and to integrate the theory and practice of human rights.

  • James J. Silk
  • Hope R. Metcalf
  • Kristine Beckerle
Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM, Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
  • FREN 958
  • WGSS 783
Social Mobility Today

The seminar examines the representation of upward mobility, social demotion, and interclass encounters in contemporary literature and cinema. Topics include emancipation and determinism; inequality, precarity, and class struggle; social mobility and migration; the interaction between social class and literary style; intersectionality; mixed couples; labor and the workplace; homecomings. We also discuss ways of approaching a contemporary corpus. Works by Angot, Eribon, Ernaux, Houellebecq, Linhart, Louis, NDiaye, Taïa.

  • Morgane Cadieu
Th 9:25am-11:15am
  • ANTH 441
  • WGSS 430
  • MMES 430
  • MMES 399
Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East

This seminar explores the gendered and ethnic-based social processes and forms of power that citizenship, statelessness, and migration crises fuel, and are fueled by, in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Eda Pepi
W 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • AFAM 196
  • AMST 196
  • SOCY 190
  • EVST 196
  • ER&M 226
Race, Class, and Gender in American Cities

Examination of how racial, gender, and class inequalities have been built, sustained, and challenged in American cities. Focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics include industrialization and deindustrialization, segregation, gendered public/private split, gentrification, transit equity, environmental justice, food access, and the relationships between public space, democracy, and community wellbeing. Includes field projects in New Haven.

  • Laura Barraclough
M & W 10:30am-11:20am
  • 30171-01
Advanced International Refugee Assistance Project

Advanced International Refugee Assistance Project (30171). 2 or 3 units. A fieldwork option. Students may enroll for 2 units (the default) for fieldwork only without a seminar and not for experiential credit or for 3 units with a required seminar and experiential credit. Prerequisite: International Refugee Assistance Project. Open only to JD students. Permission of the instructors required. S. Poellot and J.M. Kornfeld.

  • Julie M. Kornfeld
  • Stephen T. Poellot
HTBA
  • GLBL 505
Environmental Security in the Middle East

This course examines how environmental, water, food, energy, and climate change have increasingly become linked to human and national security in the Middle East. It begins by exploring the state of the environment in the region and how the policies of the Middle East governments have led to serious environmental degradation and subsequent loss of jobs, migration, social tension, violence, and regional conflicts. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of contemporary case/country studies, students learn how these problems can serve as major human and national security threats.

  • TBC
HTBA
  • AMST 301
  • ER&M 382
  • HIST 325J
Researching Mexican American Histories

A survey of recent scholarship on Mexican American history. Students write a research paper based on primary sources and explore issues related to migration, education, detention, religion, urban communities, ethnic politics, and youth activism since the mid-nineteenth century.

  • Stephen Pitti
W 3:30pm-5:20pm
  • GLBL 236
  • PLSC 182
The Politics of International Law and Cooperation

This course focuses on the political processes and institutions that facilitate cooperation among states. Students examine the obstacles to cooperation in the international arena, the reasons for the creation of international laws and institutions, and the extent to which such institutions actually affect state policy. Students also explore the tension between international cooperation and concerns about power, state sovereignty, and institutional legitimacy.

  • Tyler Pratt
T & Th 4:30pm-5:20pm
  • MMES 121
  • PLSC 121
International Relations of the Middle East

This course explores the multiple causes of insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa, a region of paramount geostrategic interest, whose populations have suffered from armed conflicts both within and across national borders. The first half of the course interrogates traditional security concepts like war, terrorism, and revolution, as well as the political, economic, and social contexts which give rise to these phenomena. The course then turns to foreign policy analysis in case studies of the region’s major states.

  • Nicholas Lotito
M & W 10:30am-11:20am
  • 30194-01 (Seminar)
  • 30195-01 (Fieldwork)
  • 30203-01 (Fieldwork; Advanced)
Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic: Seminar

New Haven Legal Assistance is a historic non-profit civil legal services office with a robust immigration practice. Under the supervision of attorneys at New Haven Legal Assistance, students in the New Haven Legal Assistance Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) have represented noncitizens in defensive removal proceedings before the immigration court, in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in petitions for review before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • Diana Blank
  • Benjamin M. Haldeman
HTBA
  • ECON 475
  • EP&E 286
Discrimination in Law, Theory, and Practice

How law and economic theory define and conceptualize economic discrimination; whether economic models adequately describe behaviors of discriminators as documented in court cases and government hearings; the extent to which economic theory and econometric techniques aid our understanding of actual marketplace discrimination.

Prerequisites: introductory microeconomics and at least one additional course in Economics, African American Studies, Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

  • Gerald Jaynes
T 9:25am-11:15am
  • ER&M 200
Introduction to Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

Historical roots of contemporary ethnic and racial formations and competing theories of ethnicity, race, and migration. Cultural constructions and social practices of race, ethnicity, and migration in the United States and around the world.

  • Alicia Schmidt Camacho
T & Th 11:35am-12:50pm
  • 20611-01
Immigration Law

Immigration Law (20611). 4 units. This survey of immigration law and policy explores several broad and complex questions: Who is a citizen of the United States and what does citizenship mean? What are the criteria and processes for noncitizens to come to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis? Under what circumstances may noncitizens be forced to leave the United States? Which actors and institutions have authority to establish, administer, and enforce rules concerning immigration and citizenship? What substantive and procedural rights do noncitizens have?

  • Anil Kalhan
Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM , Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
  • AMST 622
  • CPLT 622
Working Group on Globalization and Culture

A continuing yearlong collective research project, a cultural studies “laboratory.” The group, drawing on several disciplines, meets regularly to discuss common readings, develop collective and individual research projects, and present that research publicly.

  • Michael Denning
M 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • ANTH 414
  • ANTH 575
  • EAST 417
Hubs, Mobilities, and World Cities

Analysis of urban life in historical and contemporary societies. Topics include capitalist and postmodern transformations; class, gender, ethnicity, and migration; and global landscapes of power and citizenship.

  • Helen Siu
T 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • HIST 311J
  • MMES 303
Social Movements in the Modern Middle East and North Africa

How have social movements and grassroots networks shaped politics, culture, and day-to-day realities in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? This seminar addresses such driving questions by way of readings and discussion on a range of movements and ideological currents in the MENA region from the late nineteenth century to present, including labor, socialism, feminism, Islamism, Third Worldism, and nationalism in its various forms.

  • Hamzah Baig
Th 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • AFAM 352
  • AMST 438
  • ER&M 291
  • LITR 295
  • WGSS 343
Caribbean Diasporic Literature

An examination of contemporary literature written by Caribbean writers who have migrated to, or who journey between, different countries around the Atlantic rim. Focus on literature written in English in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, both fiction and nonfiction. Writers include Caryl Phillips, Nalo Hopkinson, and Jamaica Kincaid.

  • Fadila Habchi
T 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • GLBL 719
Turning Points in Peace-Building

This course examines the myriad challenges that must be addressed when the fighting has stopped. Once a peace agreement is signed, the real deal-making begins. Former rebels negotiate with their military commanders about relinquishing arms and working for a living; communities look for “peace dividends”; refugees weigh options to return home; governments try to assert authority despite their new role or how weakened they have become; and compatriots who opposed the peace settlement relentlessly try to undermine it.

  • Bisa Williams
F 9:25am-11:15am
  • AMST 272
  • WGSS 272
  • HIST 183
  • ER&M 282
Asian American History, 1800 to the Present

An introduction to the history of East, South, and Southeast Asian migrations and settlement to the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Major themes include labor migration, community formation, U.S. imperialism, legal exclusion, racial segregation, gender and sexuality, cultural representations, and political resistance.

  • Mary Lui
M & W 11:35am-12:25pm
  • HMRT 400
Advanced Human Rights Colloquium

This course is the culminating seminar for Yale College seniors in the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights (Human Rights Scholars). The goal of the colloquium is to help students conceive and produce a meaningful capstone project as a culmination of their work in the program. It is a singular opportunity for students to pursue in-depth research in human rights.

  • Jim Silk
W 6:30pm-8:20pm
  • PLSC 188
  • GLBL 275
Approaches to International Security

Introduction to major approaches and central topics in the field of international security, with primary focus on the principal man-made threats to human security: the use of violence among and within states, both by state and non-state actors.

  • Dawn Brancati
M & W 2:30pm-3:45pm
  • 30127-01 (Seminar)
  • 30129-01 (Seminar; Advanced)
  • 30130-01 (Fieldwork)
Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Seminar

Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (30127) and Fieldwork (30128). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option, for each part (4 units total). Students will represent immigrants and low-wage workers in Connecticut in labor, immigration, and other civil rights areas, through litigation for individuals and non-litigation advocacy for community-based organizations. In litigation matters, students will handle cases at all stages of legal proceedings in Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Court, the Second Circuit, and state courts.

  • Michael J. Wishnie
  • Marisol Orihuela
  • Sara Zampierin
Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
  • AFAM 459
  • ER&M 402
  • AMST 479
The Displaced: Migrant and Refugee Narratives of the 20th and 21st Centuries
This course examines a series of transnational literary texts and films that illuminate how the displaced—migrants, exiles, and refugees— remake home away from their native countries. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have produced massive displacements due to wars, genocides, racial, ethnic and religious conflicts, economic and climate change, among other factors.
  • Leah Mirakhor
T 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • ARCH 327
  • URBN 327
  • ARCH 4247
Difference and the City

Four hundred and odd years after colonialism and racial capitalism brought twenty and odd people from Africa to the dispossessed indigenous land that would become the United States, the structures and systems that generate inequality and white supremacy persist. Our cities and their socioeconomic and built environments continue to exemplify difference. From housing and health to mobility and monuments, cities small and large, north and south, continue to demonstrate intractable disparities.

  • Justin Moore
F 9am-10:50am
  • AFST 175
Africa in International Relations

This course examines key facets of how African countries interact with the rest of the world, and with other countries on the continent. Focusing mostly on Sub-Saharan African countries, it looks at international economic relations (focusing on aid but also addressing trade, investment, and debt); peacemaking and peacebuilding; and regional governance institutions.

  • David Simon
T & Th 1pm-2:15pm
  • 20547-01
Immigration Law

Immigration Law (20547). 3 units. This survey course will provide a foundation in the basics of the immigration law system, the policy choices it reflects, and the constitutional principles governing the regulation and rights of non-citizens. The course will then explore various topical legal and policy issues related to immigrants’ rights and immigration reform as well as the normative values informing contemporary treatment of documented and undocumented immigrants.

  • Lucas Guttentag
Tue 2:10 PM-3:35 PM , Thu 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
  • REL 935
Theologizing Immigration: Latinxs and the Catholic Tradition

National politics and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to policies and rhetoric that limit human mobility to the United States and impose significant harms on migration at the U.S. southern border. What do migration experts and Latinx theologians say about the current moment? How do Latinx biblical and theological scholars engage critically and imaginatively the issues of human mobility, through biblical and theological reflection on current immigration realities?

  • Francisco Lozada
T 3:30pm-5:20pm
  • AMST 345
  • AMST 775
  • WGSS 613
  • ANTH 612
  • ER&M 409
  • WGSS 408
Latinx Ethnography

Consideration of ethnography within the genealogy and intellectual traditions of Latinx Studies. Topics include: questions of knowledge production and epistemological traditions in Latin America and U.S. Latino communities; conceptions of migration, transnationalism, and space; perspectives on “(il)legality” and criminalization; labor, wealth, and class identities; contextual understandings of gender and sexuality; theorizations of affect and intimate lives; and the politics of race and inequality under white liberalism and conservatism in the United States.

  • Ana Ramos-Zayas
Th 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • PLSC 123
Political Economy of Foreign Aid

Introduction to modern quantitative research methods in international political economy, with a focus on empirical evidence related to foreign aid. The state of knowledge regarding the effects of development assistance on democratization, governance, human rights, and conflict. The challenges of drawing causal inferences in the domain of international political economy.

  • Peter Aronow
W 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • PLSC 464
Immigration, Integration, and Multiculturalism in the West

Do immigrants integrate? What determines the attitudes of native-born communities toward immigrants? Are immigrants good or bad for local economies? Does the presence of immigrants fuel far-right movements? Which policy tools encourage integration, and which can spur backlash? These are some of the questions we investigate together by reviewing the evidence base on immigration, integration, and multiculturalism.

  • Salma Mousa
TTh 11:35am-12:25pm
  • PLSC 746
The Economics and Politics of Migration

This course provides an introduction to contemporary social science research on immigration and emigration. Key questions we examine include: (1) Why do people migrate (or not)? Who migrates and why? Where do people migrate? (2) What are the consequences of migration for migrants and for the broader economy/society? for politics? (3) What is the relationship between migration and conflict? (4) How do different types of migration (for example, female vs. male migration, high-skill vs. low-skill migration, refugee flows vs. “economic” migrants, internal vs.

  • Emily Sellars
M 9:25am-11:15am
Spring 2021
Course number Course title Course description Course instructor Course date
  • AMST 452
  • ER&M 452
Movement, Memory, and U.S. Settler Colonialism

This research seminar examines and theorizes the significance of movement and mobility in the production and contestation of settler colonial nation-states. To do so, it brings together the fields of settler colonial studies, critical indigenous studies, ethnic studies, public history, and mobility studies.

  • Laura Barraclough
Th 3:30pm-5:20pm Online
  • GLBL 376
  • GLBL 552
Asia Now: Human Rights, Globalization, Cultural Conflicts

This course examines contemporary and global issues in Asia (east, southeast, northeast, south), in a historical and interdisciplinary context, that include international law, policy debates, cultural issues, security, military history, media, science and technology, and cyber warfare. Course is co-taught with a guest professor.

  • Jing Tsu
T 3:30pm-5:20pm Online
  • PLSC 221
American Extremism in Comparative Perspective

This course interrogates the rise of violent extremism in the United States from a political science perspective. The course draws from research on terrorism and political violence to explain current trends in extremism. We compare made-in-America ideologies like white nationalism and the “alt-right” to extremist movements abroad, from the Red Army Faction to the Islamic State.

  • Nicholas Lotito
M 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • AMST 623
  • CPLT 822
Working Group on Globalization and Culture

A continuing yearlong collective research project, a cultural studies “laboratory.” The group, drawing on several disciplines, meets regularly to discuss common readings, develop collective and individual research projects, and present that research publicly.

  • Michael Denning
M 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • ER&M 200
Introduction to Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

Historical roots of contemporary ethnic and racial formations and competing theories of ethnicity, race, and migration. Cultural constructions and social practices of race, ethnicity, and migration in the United States and around the world.

  • Alicia Schmidt Camacho
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm Online
  • ANTH 361
  • MMES 315
  • NELC 318
Decolonizing Kurdistan: People, History and Politics

This seminar explores key themes around decolonization literature and focuses on socio-political and historical developments, discussions, and current situations of the Kurds, an indigenous people of the Middle East living within the nation-state borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

  • Mehmet Kurt
W 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • GLBL 719
Turning Points in Peace-Building

This course examines the myriad challenges that must be addressed when the fighting has stopped. Once a peace agreement is signed, the real deal-making begins. Former rebels negotiate with their military commanders about relinquishing arms and working for a living; communities look for “peace dividends”; refugees weigh options to return home; governments try to assert authority despite their new role or how weakened they have become; and compatriots who opposed the peace settlement relentlessly try to undermine it.

  • Bisa Williams
T 9:25am-11:15am HLH55 HORCHOW - HLH55 HORCHOW
  • ECON 449
  • EP&E 244
  • PLSC 374
The Economic Analysis of Conflict

Since the end of WWII the overwhelming majority of war casualties have been the result of internal conflict. This includes insurgency situations in which foreign powers prop up a weak internal government. In this course we apply microeconomic techniques, theoretical and empirical, to the analysis of internal conflict, its causes and consequences. Topics include forced migration, ethnic conflict, long-term consequences of war and individual choices to participate in violence.

  • Gerard Padro
Th 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • ECON 483
  • PLSC 159
  • SAST 483
The Political Economy of Migration

Immigration flows are a defining political concern throughout the world, and internal migration is reshaping the political and economic landscape of the developing world. This class aims to bring students to the forefront of political and economic research on migration, with a specific focus on the region of South Asia. Studying the political aspects of migration involves engaging with formal models on the incentives of governments to facilitate or stymie internal and international movement.

  • Zack Barnett-Howell
M 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • AFST 316
  • MMES 316
  • GLBL 416
  • PLSC 436
Public Opinion and Political Behavior in the Middle East

This course introduces students to the empirical study of Middle East and North African politics and society. Increasingly, policymakers, journalists, and experts are using new sources of data to analyze regional politics. The sources of protest and revolution, the determinants of electoral behavior, the appeal of political Islam, and the salience of identity are all questions that are amenable to data-driven analysis.

  • Daniel Tavana
MW 1pm-2:15pm Online
  • LAW 30170
International Refugee Assistance Project

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about international refugee law in theory and in practice. Students enrolled in the seminar will work under the supervision of attorneys to assist persecuted individuals abroad seeking safe legal passage to the United States or another third country through client assistance, research, or advocacy projects. The course will provide the students with the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to be effective practitioners of international refugee law.

  • Stephen Poellot
  • Julie Kornfeld
T 4:10 PM-6:00 PM Online
  • GLBL 341
  • PLSC 450
The Geopolitics of Democracy

The threats to liberal democracy are being widely debated, from the US and Europe to developing nations.   In order for democracy to continue to thrive as the cornerstone of Western governance, it must adapt and be relevant to citizens of the 21st century. This course examines our appreciation of what constitutes democracy today and how to apply those understandings to the challenges of the 21st century.

  • Lauren Young
T 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • HIST 277J
Memory and History in Modern Europe

An interdisciplinary study of memory as both a tool in and an agent of modern European history. Collective memory; the media of memory; the organization and punctuation of time through commemorative practices. Specific themes vary but may include memory of the French Revolution, the rise of nationalism, World Wars I and II, the Holocaust, decolonization, the revolution of 1968, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the end of the Cold War.

  • Jennifer Allen
T 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • ANTH 388
  • ANTH 588
Politics of Culture in Southeast Asia

The promotion of national culture as part of political and economic agendas in Southeast Asia. Cultural and political diversity as a method for maintaining a country’s cultural difference in a global world.

  • Erik Harms
T 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • HIST 337
  • SAST 330
The Indian Ocean World

This lecture course provides a survey of the Indian Ocean’s history, from medieval to contemporary times. By foregrounding oceanic connections, the class links the histories of South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. Long before the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean was “global”—it was a crossroads of trade and commerce, following the monsoon winds. We study the centuries-long movement of material culture, of cultural and religious ideas across the ocean’s arc of port cities.

  • Sunil Amrith
MW 10:30am-11:20am Online
  • GLBL 620
Global Crises Response

With a special emphasis on the United States, this course explores how the international community responds to humanitarian crises and military interventions. We examine the roles and responsibilities of members of the diplomatic corps, senior military officials, nongovernmental organizations, and international financial organizations in order to understand the skill sets required for these organizations to be effective.

  • Harry Thomas
Th 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • AFST 378
  • EVST 378
  • S&DS 138
  • AFST 570
Foreign Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa: Archival Data Analysis

This course reviews the many years of U.S. development assistance to Africa using archival data from the Agency for International Development (USAID), nonprofit organizations, and specialized agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and nineteen U.S. government agencies involved in development assistance to Africa. Students analyze the effectiveness, perception, and shifting development paradigms of such assistance, looking at four specific areas: agriculture, water and sanitation, child survival, and refugee relief.

  • Russell Barbour
TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm Online
  • HIST 365J
  • MMES 366
Frontiers and Borderlands in the Modern Middle East

This course examines various types of frontiers and borderlands in the early modern and modern Middle East. Beginning with an examination of imperial competition and national identity in borderland contexts, it then addresses boundaries of religious and settled and nomadic populations, before concluding with a case study on the Iran-Iraq border dispute and war in the 1980s.

Sophomore Seminar: Registration preference given to sophomores. Not normally open to first-year students.

  • Kevin Gledhill
TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm Online
  • ANTH 216
Migration & Development: Critical Perspectives

Whether international migration, through the remittances of migrant workers, can result in development or in fact obstructs it has been subject to intensive debate in development policy. This course steps outside the policy paradigm, to critique its assumptions, to ask whose welfare is to be served, and to examine migration and development in the context of broader notions of modernity, globalization and neoliberalism.

  • Jacob Rinck
W 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • ANTH 361
  • MMES 315
  • NELC 318
Decolonizing Kurdistan: People, History and Politics

This seminar explores key themes around decolonization literature and focuses on socio-political and historical developments, discussions, and current situations of the Kurds, an indigenous people of the Middle East living within the nation-state borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

  • Mehmet Kurt
W 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • GLBL 685
Arab Spring, Arab Winter, and U.S. Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

This seminar reviews how the United States has responded to weakening states and unrest in the MENA region. Each session examines a particular policy challenge, examining dynamics on the ground, what Washington understood to be its national security interest, and how it developed its policies in terms of strategies and tactics to achieve the perceived national interest. The seminar ranges from the 2013 coup d’état in Egypt to American approaches to political Islam to wars in Yemen, Libya, and Syria.

  • Robert Ford
M 3:30pm-5:20pm Online
  • PLSC 377
  • SAST 344
  • WGSS 397
  • PLSC 772
Political Economy of Gender in South Asia

This course focuses on the political and economic underpinnings and implications of gender inequality in South Asia. We draw on evidence from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India to guide our theoretical and empirical inquiry into the following broad questions: What is gender, and what approaches do social scientists use to study gender inequality? How does gender inequality manifest in different social, economic, and political spheres e.g. the household, the labor market, the electorate, the government? What are the cultural and structural drivers of gender inequality?

  • Sarah Khan
T 3:30pm-5:20pm Online
  • AMST 348
  • ER&M 381
  • EVST 304
Space, Place, and Landscape

Survey of core concepts in cultural geography and spatial theory. Ways in which the organization, use, and representation of physical spaces produce power dynamics related to colonialism, race, gender, class, and migrant status. Multiple meanings of home; the politics of place names; effects of tourism; the aesthetics and politics of map making; spatial strategies of conquest. Includes field projects in New Haven.

  • Laura Barraclough
W 3:30pm-5:20pm Online
  • HMRT 100
  • PLSC 148
Theories, Practices, and Politics of Human Rights

Introduction to core human-rights issues, ideas, practices, and controversies. The concept of human rights as a philosophical construct, a legal instrument, a political tool, an approach to economic and equity issues, a social agenda, and an international locus of contestation and legitimation. Required for students in the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights.

  • Ryan Thoreson
MW 1:30pm-2:20pm Online
  • GLBL 288
  • PLSC 465
Civil-Military Relations and Democratization

This course explores the role of the military in politics, with a focus on processes of democratization. It introduces students to concepts of civilian control, professionalization, and military intervention. The course introduces significant cases from twentieth-century history and surveys contemporary military politics. Topics include coups d’etat, responses to revolution, and democratic transition.

  • Nicholas Lotito
W 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • AFAM 459
  • ER&M 402
  • AMST 479
The Displaced: Migrant and Refugee Narratives of the 20th and 21st Centuries

This course examines a series of transnational literary texts and films that illuminate how the displaced—migrants, exiles, and refugees— remake home away from their native countries. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have produced massive displacements due to wars, genocides, racial, ethnic and religious conflicts, economic and climate change, among other factors.

  • Leah Mirakhor
T 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • ANTH 453
  • HLTH 425
  • GLBL 553
Global Health: Equity and Policy

Current debates in global health have focused specifically on health disparities, equity, and policy. This advanced undergraduate seminar class is designed for students seeking to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of health research, practice, and policy.  Each week, we address issues of importance for research and policy, and apply theory, ethics, and practice to global health debates and case studies. The class encourages critical thinking regarding the promotion of health equity. 

  • Catherine Panter-Brick
W 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • AFAM 305
  • ENGL 258
African American Autobiography

Examination of African American autobiography, from slave narratives to contemporary memoirs, and how the genre approaches the project (and problem) of knowing, through reading, the relationships of fellow humans. Chronological consideration of a range of narratives and their representations of race, of space, of migration, of violence, of self, and of other, as well as the historical circumstances that inform these representations.

  • Sarah Mahurin
MW 11:35am-12:50pm Online
  • ECON 465
  • EP&E 224
  • GLBL 330
Debating Globalization

Facets of contemporary economic globalization, including trade, investment, and migration. Challenges and threats of globalization: inclusion and inequality, emerging global players, global governance, climate change, and nuclear weapons proliferation.

  • Ernesto Zedillo
M 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • ANTH 361
  • MMES 315
  • NELC 318
Decolonizing Kurdistan: People, History and Politics

This seminar explores key themes around decolonization literature and focuses on socio-political and historical developments, discussions, and current situations of the Kurds, an indigenous people of the Middle East living within the nation-state borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

  • Mehmet Kurt
W 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • GLBL 304
Four Conflicts: Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan

This course focuses on four recent conflicts—Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen—using human rights as a sustaining theme. The instructor uses her on-the-ground knowledge to delve into the roots of the conflicts; the specific battles; turning points; the case studies of human rights abuse; and finally, possible political solutions and post-conflict resolution. We use a mix of video footage from reputable journalists as well as testimonies, texts, and articles from the time. An important dimension is lessons learned from previous wars, and the diplomatic and international response.

  • Janine di Giovanni
T 1:30pm-3:20pm Online
  • ANTH 216
Migration & Development: Critical Perspectives

Whether international migration, through the remittances of migrant workers, can result in development or in fact obstructs it has been subject to intensive debate in development policy. This course steps outside the policy paradigm, to critique its assumptions, to ask whose welfare is to be served, and to examine migration and development in the context of broader notions of modernity, globalization and neoliberalism.

  • Jacob Rinck
W 9:25am-11:15am Online
  • MMES 364
  • PLSC 396
Politics of the Contemporary Middle East

This course is an overview of contemporary politics of the Middle East, and is organized thematically and (more or less) chronologically. We examine prominent explanations for the democratic deficit in the Middle East, and challenge the notion that the region is completely devoid of competitive and meaningful politics. We also explore the ways in which a variety of factors—including foreign intervention, persistent authoritarianism, oil, and Islam, among others—has affected domestic politics.

  • Elizabeth Nugent
TTh 10:30am-11:20am Online
  • GLBL 613
How to Analyze, Design, and Fund a Project: A Case Study of Regeneration of Umm Qais in Jordan

This course gives students a chance to explore and practice three important components of running development projects: practical action, designing the project (the detail, not the theory), and presenting and fundraising for it. This is done through a case study of Turquoise Mountain’s project in Jordan to regenerate the historic area of Umm Qais, on the very northern tip of Jordan, overlooking the Golan Heights, the Sea of Galilee, and Syria.

  • Shoshana Stewart
Th 9:25am-11:15am HLH55 HORCHOW - HLH55 HORCHOW
  • PLSC 118
The Moral Foundations of Politics

An introduction to contemporary discussions about the foundations of political argument. Emphasis on the relations between political theory and policy debate (e.g., social welfare provision and affirmative action). Readings from Bentham, Mill, Marx, Burke, Rawls, Nozick, and others.

  • Ian Shapiro
TTh 11:35am-12:50pm Online