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Gender, Human Rights, & Political Violence in Latin America

GWST343 - Dr. Maria Celleri, Spring 2021

This course will cover four geopolitical regions and political regimes:
  1. Caribbean Dictatorships: Trujillato in the Dominican Republic (1930-1961)
  2. Southern Cone Dictatorships: Pinochet's Chile (1973-1989)
  3. Central American Mayan Genocide: Guatemala (1960-late 1980s)
  4. Andean Guerrilla Rebellion: Peru's Shining Path (1980-1990s)

The class meets MW 2:30-3:45pm and will be taught by Dr. Maria Celleri
GEP requirements: AH/C

GWST Majors: Meets RoE, Representations as/in Culture elective

Course Description:

This class examines the politics of human rights and cultural representations of gender violence in contemporary Latin American history. Focusing on specific moments of state-sponsored violence in Latin America, the class will explore broader issues relating to Western and Third World discourses on human rights, feminism and gender relations. Students taking this course will gain an understanding of the histories of the region, the relationship between universal human rights, nationalism, political violence and contemporary gender issues. Recommended Preparation GWST 100  or GLBL 100 

Image credit: Julie Van Grol, 2016

Posted: October 16, 2020, 2:35 PM