2023-2024 Catalog

CTSJ 361 Gender, Race, and Nationality in Latin American and Latinx Film

This course centers on representations of gender, race, class, nationality, and sexuality in Latinx and Latin American film. We will examine the economic, racial, and gendered inequalities that stem from histories of colonization and neocolonialism in Latin America and in the diasporic Latinx communities that have formed in the United States. Using a transnational lens, students will assess the limits and possibilities of film in documenting histories of oppression and social inequalities facing Latin Americans and Latinx communities in the U.S. We will turn to feminist film theory, critical film theory, cultural studies, and Latin American history and politics in order to facilitate our analysis and class discussions of these films.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections
  • Fine Arts