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September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Every other Thursday, September 12-December 19, 6:00-8:00pm (8 sessions)

This course will seek to understand the recent political, social, and economic events in Puerto Rico before, during, and after the mass mobilizations that forced out the elected governor in July of 2019. We will examine the histories of resistance, working-class formation, colonialism, capitalism, neoliberalism, and migration of this U.S. territory. These histories intersect with contemporary struggles for racial, gender, and LGTBQ equality.

Class Schedule:
Session 1: Introduction: Corruption and Protests (Sept. 12th)

Session 2: History of U.S. Colonialism (Sept. 26th)

Session 3: Modernization, Development, and Migration (Oct. 10th)

Session 4: Uneven Development and Neoliberalism (October 24th)

Session 5: Government-Debt Crisis and Austerity (November 7th)

Session 7: Contemporary Migration and Demographic Decline (November 21st)

Session 8: Hurricane Maria and Disaster Capitalism (December 5th)

Session 9: Current Situation and Popular Culture (December 19th)


  • Ismael García Colón
    Ismael García Colón is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a historical and political anthropologist with interests in political economy, oral history, migration, farm labor, U.S. empire, Latinxs, Latin America, and the Caribbean. His research … Read More ›


September 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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