Caribbean New York

Professor: Jennifer Lutton
ITF: Katherine Logan McBride
Campus: City College

Students in the course worked to understand the transnational connections between the Caribbean (specifically the West Indies and Haiti) and New York City from the early 20th century to the current context, and the influences they have had on each other’s cultural, political, and economic development. We explored theories of transnationalism, mobility, and diaspora to examine the impact of multidirectional flows of Caribbean people, culture, goods, and ideas enlivened by contemporary communication and transportation technologies.
Throughout the semester students contributed scaffolded assignments to a course website, building a repository of notes, data, papers, sources, scripts for their research and worked in small groups to curate a multimedia online exhibition to present what they learned. Group projects explore: political economy; music and dance; gender and identity through art and literature; media in the diaspora; and cultural identity through food.

Caribbean New York | 2016 | 2016, African American, All The Sites, Brooklyn, Caribbean, City College, Haitian, Harlem, Jennifer Lutton, Katherine Logan McBride, maps, Other, WordPress | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments (0)

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