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Atuire, Martin Anbegwon Instructor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • My research expertise is in West African storytelling and indigenous epistemology from northern Ghana. My areas of interest include African and African Diaspora Studies, Africana history culture and literature.

keywords

  • Indigenous epistemology, storytelling, rituals to deal with historic trauma turned into commodified master narrative of heritage tourism in northern Ghana

Teaching

courses taught

  • ENGL 4697 - Special Topics in Multicultural and Ethnic American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Provides advanced in-depth study of literatures written by ethnic American authors. Texts may be drawn from a range of African-American, Chicano/a, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American or Indigenous literature traditions. Topics vary each semester. Same as ETHN 4692.
  • ETHN 1022 - Introduction to Africana Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Overview of Africana studies as a field of investigation, its origins and history.
  • ETHN 2232 - Contemporary African American Social Movements
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    Examines selected case studies of African American collective behavior in a historical context. Emphasizes an in-depth investigation of the continuing African American struggle for social/democratic rights.
  • ETHN 3201 - Social Justice, Leadership and Community Engagement Internships
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Focuses on leadership theories and skills necessary for effectiveness in social justice settings. Students gain understanding of traditional and culturally diverse approaches to leadership and change. Community service required. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001. Same as INVS 3100.
  • ETHN 3501 - Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Preparation for empirical inquiry in Ethnic Studies. Emphasizes philosophy of social science and cultural studies. Students engage rigorous, theoretical concepts to understand research methods. Prepares students for writing a lengthy, cogent research paper. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001.
  • ETHN 3671 - People of Color and Social Movements
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
    People of color the world over are struggling for sovereignty, independence, civil and human rights, food security, decent wages and working conditions, healthy housing, and freedom from environmental racism and other forms of imperialism. Course analyzes and brings alive these struggles. Same as INVS 3671.
  • ETHN 4692 - Special Topics in Multicultural and Ethnic American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Provides advanced in-depth study of literatures written by ethnic American authors. Texts may be drawn from a range of African-American, Chicano/a, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American or Indigenous literature traditions. Topics vary each semester. Same as ENGL 4697.
  • INVS 3671 - People of Color and Social Movements
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    People of color the world over are struggling for sovereignty, independence, civil and human rights, food security, decent wages and working conditions, healthy housing, and freedom from environmental racism and other forms of imperialism. Course analyzes and brings alive these struggles. Same as ETHN 3671.
  • INVS 4402 - Nonviolent Social Movements
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores theories of democracy and development in relation to movements for nonviolent social change. Focuses on means and ends, spirituality, leadership, decision-making, civil society, cooperative economics, ecology and decentralized powers.

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