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Courses - Spring 2017
LASC
Certificate in Latin American Studies
LASC448B
Special Topics in Latin American Studies; Social Justice and Public Art: Policing Gender, Race, and Citizenship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as WMST498E. Credit only granted for: LASC448B or WMST498E

How does the state create and enforce the categories of "citizen" and "criminal," and how can visual, literary, and performance art challenge these distinctions? In this class, we will examine the boundaries that police Latinx and Latin American populations' movement and study the ways that different types of public art not only depict situations of profiling and injustice but also actively resist them. Comparisons will be made to other racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. and around the world facing similar social challenges.