A&S will be offering several new courses for the spring 2012 semester. These include “Global Colonialism” taught by Andrea Smith, associate professor of anthropology.
Colonial conquests have occurred throughout human history. This course will identify two forms, extractive and settler colonialism, as we consider their myriad effects on subject populations. What is the “colonial critique” and how has it shaped contemporary anthropological theory? And isn’t colonialism now “dead”? As we shift our attention to settler colonialism, we will find the answer to this question a resounding ‘no,’ and we will foreground the challenges settler colonialism poses today for both anthropologists and indigenous populations.