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School of Law Seeks Faculty for New Interdisciplinary Course on Race, Class, and Power

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    The School of Law is seeking faculty from across the University interested in teaching a session of a new spring 2017 interdisciplinary three-credit course on race, class, and power against the backdrop of Ferguson, Missouri, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The course, which is being coordinated by Osamudia James, vice dean and professor at the School of Law, is tentatively scheduled to meet once a week, on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

    “We are interested in engaging the multiple lens through which Ferguson, the Black Lives Matter movement, and racial justice in the United States might be explored, including policing and criminal justice, comparative inquiry regarding race and identity, theories of social movements, political processes and democracy, education reform, urban politics, class and labor movements, health care and medicine, environmental justice, and sub-disciplines in the humanities,” said James.

    Participating faculty need only commit to one class session, which will involve a three-hour teaching commitment in addition to providing the week’s reading materials. Assessment is conducted through a final paper and two short response papers, the grading of which will be evenly divided among participating faculty.

    To participate, please email a paragraph, identifying the analytical lens or theme through which you would engage the course’s topic, by Tuesday, November 29 to Professor Osamudia James, Office of the Vice Dean, at For more information, call 305-284-5837.


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