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Aldama, Arturo J Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Professor Aldama’s work is focused on Latinx cultural, literary, filmic and music studies with a focus on transnational border issues. His most recent book Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities was published by University of Arizona Press in October 2020. Two annotated bibliographies with Oxford University Press: one on race and violence, the other on hemispheric inidgeneities were published in September 2020. Professor Aldama next book length project is to work on carcerality, toxic masculinities and state violence on the US Mexico border during Trump's reign of terror on indigenous children and families seeking amnesty.

keywords

  • US and Mexico border studies, cultural, music and film studies, immigration, criminalization, autobiography, Latinx and Latin American film, gender studies and performance studies, School to prison pipeline, indigenous studies, critical theory, gender studies, decolonial studies, us-mexico border studies

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ETHN 2001 - Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies: Race, Gender and Culture(s)
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Introduction to the study of race, ethnicity and gender in the United States. Overview of concepts, theories and analytic frames that shape the interdisciplinary field of Ethnic Studies. Focuses on historic, institutional, legal and cultural issues that impact African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Chicanas and Chicanos, European Americans, Native Americans and Indigenous peoples in the U.S.
  • ETHN 4001 - Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    Engaging with the ways in which racial, class, gender and sexual oppression intersect, this class examines several film productions by and about diasporic and subaltern subjects (especially children and women) in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, and the urban ethnic metropoles of the global borderlands. Same as CINE 4001 and ETHN 5001.
  • ETHN 4951 - Senior/Graduate Seminar in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Capstone experience in Ethnic Studies. Includes an independent research project and public presentation. Same as ETHN 5951.
  • ETHN 5001 - Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    Engaging with the ways in which race, class, gender and sexual oppression intersect, this class examines several film productions by and about diasporic and subaltern subjects (especially children and women) in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, and the urban ethnic metropoles of the global borderlands. Same as ETHN 4001 and CINE 4001.
  • ETHN 6110 - Adv Tpcs: Chicana/o Studies: US/Mexico Borderlands
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
    Examines complex histories, cultural practices and liminal, 3rd spaces of the US and Mexico borderlands; racial and gender identities; community formations. Considers a range of autobiographic testimony narratives, films, social and legal studies, and theories of subjectivity that engage with the politics of representation vis a vis the criminalization of Chicana/o and ethnic youth, immigrants and those perceived to be immigrants. Same as RLST 6110.
  • ETHN 6841 - Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    This is a graduate level directed readings course designed to expand student knowledge in a particular area of concentration with a broad interdisciplinary and comparative framework. These areas of concentration include work in Africana, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano and Transnational/Hemispheric ethnic studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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