This course examines the multiple ways in which race and ethnicity become meaningful categories shaping political behavior. We will examine how race and ethnicity are socially constructed, why people accept (and sometimes reject) the categories imposed on them, and how categories and identities become drivers of political behavior. The course takes a comparative perspective on identity politics, looking at cases from multiple regions around the world.

Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Credits: 3

Course Offerings

Fall 2023Instructor: Marcus JohnsonView: Syllabus
Fall 2022Instructor: Marcus JohnsonView: Syllabus