ADVANCING EQUITY AND INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Team Taught Course (Fall 2024): Race and Caste

Co-Taught by Ajantha Subramanian (CUNY Graduate Center) and Shreya Subramani (John Jay College of Criminal Justice).

Description: Race and caste are two of the most enduring forms of social stratification. While their histories date well before the advent of political democracy, they have taken on new forms in the context of democratic social transformation and neoliberal capitalism. In this course, we will grapple with the meanings, uses, and politics of race and caste historically and in the contemporary moment. Drawing on work in history, anthropology, sociology, political theory and other related fields that traces the legacies of imperialism, settler colonialism, and capitalism in shaping race and caste, and on insights from anti-racist and anti-caste social movements, this course considers the intersections of and divergences between the two forms of stratification. What does thinking of race and caste together tell us about inequality and justice today?

Location: In-person at the GC in Fall 2024.

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