Spaces of Black Liberation

Subject code


Course Number



M. Mena

Course Long Title

Spaces of Black Liberation

Cross Listed Courses


This course examines Black Feminisms in the Americas through an anthropological lens. Using decolonial frameworks, students engage with media created by Black womxn with an emphasis on Brazil and the United States. They analyze how Black communities exercise everyday forms of resistance through knowledge sharing, communal care, art (music, visual and performance), refusal, abolition, and other forms of social and political activism. Prerequisite(s), which may be taken concurrently: one course in Africana, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, or sociology. Recommended background: coursework in the humanities or social sciences. Crosslisted in Africana, Anthropology, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Writing Credit


INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

One-time offering