This course explores natural disasters across North and South America. It focuses on student-driven learning through assignments like show-and-tell about a primary source. The course asks questions like what isn’t natural about a natural disaster.
Grad school demands can be overwhelming and it can be challenging to get involved in department service opportunities. Here are some tips for how to select committee assignments and why service is so important.
Learn how to craft a work plan for articles, books, and other projects. While work plans are helpful for fellowship and grant applications, they also provide great motivation to start the new year!
White conservatives use vigilante violence and state suppressionist "backlash" tactics to undermine movements for equality. Together, we can stop them.
This syllabus, "White Backlash and the American State," examines the relationship between white vigilantism, state violence, and the American state.
This assignment is the final project for Mexican American History Since 1848. It tasks students with choosing a single topic from the course they think ought to be shared with the public (as a museum exhibit or monument), and using the historical literacy skills they developed during the semester to describe the topic and its significance to society.
This course explores the history of Mexican-descent people in the United States since 1848. It gives particular attention to how the story of Mexican America appears in public sites of historical memory in the nation, and tasks students with developing a proposal for a museum exhibit or monument on a topic in Mexican American history.
An exploration of Hollywood's eclectic Christmas film history, surveying developments from the 1990s through today.
An exploration of Hollywood Christmas film history, including children's, horror, and action movies from the 1960s to the 1980s.