Advanced Seminar in American Studies – Race and Ethnicity in 20th Century Popular Performance

This course offers an intensive introduction to the particular tools, methods and interpretations employed in developing original historical research and writing about race and ethnicity in twentieth century popular performance (film, television, theater). Through collaborative, in-depth excavations of several genre-straddling cultural works, course participants will rehearse relevant methods and theories (of cultural history, of race and ethnicity, of popular culture/performance) and will undertake an independent research project elaborating the course’s guiding premise and principles of practice.

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.




Mondays & Wednesdays,
3:00 - 4:20 pm


Brian Herrera