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Roquinaldo Ferreira rfer PROFESSOR A School of Arts and Sciences History
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
The African Diaspora
This class examines the cultural and social ramifications of the African diaspora on a global level. It is divided into two major sections. The first section provides the historical background to the African diaspora by focusing on the forced migration of Africans to Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. We will then delve into the black experience in French and British colonial spaces. In this section, we will also endeavor to move beyond the Atlantic-centric paradigm in studies of the African diaspora by examining free and unfree migrations of African people across the Indian Ocean to places as far away as India and the Philippines. The second half of the class devotes significant attention to the historical legacy of slavery and colonialism in places like Brazil, Cuba and the United States. In this section, we will discuss such issues as race relations, the struggle for civil rights for African-descent people as well as the emergence and the implementation of affirmative action policies in places like Brazil and the US.
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Foundational Approach

Course usually offered in spring term
Cross Cultural Analysis
Roquinaldo Ferreira
Standing Faculty
Standing Faculty
My goal is to provide students with analytical tools to understand the African diaspora as global historical phenomenon

Methods of Assessment

Two short essays
Two in-class written exams

Cross Cultural Analysis

This class is deeply rooted in perspectives and actions by local actors
I see culture as composite, not monolithic. This class considers local and translocal ramifications of the cultures of the African diaspora. It will address several aspects mentioned above, such as literature, religion, and art, which will be framed in a comparative and transnational frame.
The class focuses on several aspects of the cultures of the African diaspora
Sensitive and critical cultural analysis are central to this class. In my class, subaltern groups take center stage and are agents of their own histories. I favor social histories from below that draw deeply on social and cultural experiences of individuals usually left out of historical narratives

Cultural Diversity in the US


Quantitative Data Analysis


Formal Reasoning


Administrative Fields

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