Black Ethnographers

GSF 521S

What is ethnography, broadly defined? How is a scholar's ethnographic product shaped by their racialized experience? We will use books, articles, podcasts, documentaries, music, dance, and poetry for an in-depth study of the various ways that U.S.-based Black intellectuals in the social sciences have used ethnography to make sense of and theorize our and their everyday social worlds. We will pay special attention to questions of sexism, anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and colonialism, as these become relevant to the scholars' work, relationships to their disciplinary homes, and lived experiences.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 521S
  • CULANTH 521S
  • ICS 521S
  • SOCIOL 521S
Typically Offered