UGLB

3515

Politics of Violence: Indigenous Lands and Bodies

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Politics of Violence

Spring 2018

Taught By: Dhillon, Jaskiran

Section: A

CRN: 6502

Credits: 3

This interdisciplinary course critically examines the politics of violence as it relates to Indigenous lands and bodies. Students work to develop an understanding of the range, scope, and tactics of colonial violence/power, both past and present, and systematically explore how Indigenous lands and bodies have been recast as terra nullius, as disposable wastelands, and as criminal through the production and expansion of settler laws and social policies. The course will also examine Indigenous relationships to their territories, settler colonialism and its enduring impacts for everyday resurgence, gender violence and murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, extractive industries that seek to remove “resources” from the land and children from their families and communities, and the ongoing criminalization of Indigenous assertions of sovereignty and resistance to the state. The syllabus prioritizes critical engagement with the work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars theorizing settler colonialism, Indigenous lived experience, and resistance to state violence. Seminars discussions are complemented by direct engagement with scholars and advocates working on issues of violence in Indigenous North America.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:24pm 4/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 518

Date Range: 1/24/2018 - 5/9/2018