Puerto Ricans Under U.S. Empire: Memory, Diaspora, and Resistance (LA)

Subject associations
SPA 387 / AAS 387 / LAO 387 / LAS 381
Spring 2020
César Colón-Montijo
Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones
Registrar description

This seminar examines the ethical and historical dimensions of the 2019 Summer Puerto Rican Protests. Developing within an ongoing financial catastrophe and the trauma of Hurricane María, most issues raised today are deeply rooted in the history of U.S. imperial domination since 1898. The course aims to rethink questions of second-class citizenship, colonial capitalism, militarization, ecocide and massive migrations, as well as gender, sexual and racial inequalities. Special focus on how musical, artistic, religious, political, and literary traditions shape memory and resistance in Puerto Rico and in its vast diasporic communities.

AAS Subfield