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PhD Temple University, 2001
MA Temple University, 1997
BA Muhlenberg College, 1993
Anthropology, Haiti, Vodou, childhood
Sunny skies, white sands, and mixed drinks with a dash of Bob Marley: that's the image many have of the Caribbean. Once the preeminent site of imperialist expansion and a major cog in the development of capitalism, the Caribbean now sits at the margins of the global economy. This multi-disciplinary course will traverse a geographically tiny, yet politically, historically, and culturally rich terrain. This course seeks to enliven the many other aspects of life in the Caribbean outside of tourism; it will commence with the historical influences of the Indigenous peoples as well as the colonizers, and cover contemporary issues such as international and sustainable development, climate change, race-based politics, and syncretic art forms and religions.
Rigorous, detailed examination of the philosophical and intellectual traditions that shape a common social heritage shared by Africans and African Americans. Course assumes a cultural perspective toward human organization to understand the social dimensions of the historical and contemporary ordering and governance of the African life by systems of religious, economic, and educational thought. Fulfills either the Global Understanding or Conceptualizing Diversity requirement.
Examinations of the political, cultural, historical, or economic experience and expressions of the people of the African Diaspora. Fulfills either the Cultural Diversity Domestic/Conceptual or Nonwestern Goal
Individualized research counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F