In the Black Collective students will learn to examine social relations and structures of power in their local and global manifestations. Students will be provided with theoretical and practical tools for understanding the political, social, and ecological challenges confronting Africa and her diaspora. Thd course will examine the ways in which anthropologists, sociologists and other scholars of critical race studies have explored and analysed how racial and ethnic identities are lived and experienced. You will critically examine the theories and concepts used by anthropologists and sociologists to study the formation of ethnic and racial identities and racism. You will also explore the ways in which resistance to racism has manifested through the formation of counter hegemonic identities. How have these counter hegemonic movements played a role in the fight for racial justice and equity?
The Black Collective is taught by the premier leading academics in their fields who are pioneering African centred research and praxis. This course creates an environment where African and diasporic students can understand and challenge the reproduction of knowledge and how that knowledge can be applied to African development. In addition, students will also get the opportunity to expand their professional network by collaborating and engaging with an international cohort and teaching team.
Dr. Mwenda Ntarangwi
Dr. Baba Buntu
Prof Richard Yidana
Dr Aminata Cairo