Colonialism Studies

The concentration in Colonialism Studies is designed to offer students a strong foundation to understand processes of colonialism, anti-colonial independence movements, and the national and global effects of colonialism. Students explore the historical and present-day colonial formations. This course of study connects the differentiated concerns of slavery, military colonialism, war, processes of extraction, and accumulation, cultural imperialism, gendered and sexual violence. Students consider problems and contexts that are specific to the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia, and ones that cross and bind together world regions. Colonialism Studies exposes the meaningful links among multiple sites, communities, and subjects where colonialisms have forcibly shaped and remade terrains of rule, Diaspora, struggle, contestation, and cultural expression.

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