SHUM 6639

SHUM 6639

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

Ever-increasing global interconnection drives some of the most pressing political and ethical questions of our time. This seminar centers on two intersecting areas of inquiry. The first deals with the nature of global movements: how people, ideas, arts, and capital move through world. Engaging postcolonial theory and scholarship on contemporary migration and transnationalism, we will interrogate the idea of borders and nations as well as those categories—like diaspora—that surpass or circumvent them. The second area of inquiry involves questioning how and why we might study these processes ethnographically. Here we will consider the potential and limitations of multi-sited and global ethnography, and question the possibility of an activist ethnography of global interconnection. For longer description and instructor bio visit

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students. Not open to: undergraduates.

Comments Co-meets with SHUM 4639.

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Syllabi: none
  • 17014SHUM 6639  SEM 101

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