Fall 2009

South Asians in the United States

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-36


Sujani K. Reddy (Section 01)


This course focuses on the political, economic, ideological, social, and cultural dimensions of migration from South Asia to the United States, to be understood within the larger context of South Asian diaspora (hi)stories.  Our approach will be interdisciplinary, working with social theory and history as well as literature, film, and music.  We will identify different notions of diaspora and migration and how they give meaning to "home," and displacement.  The semester begins with Indian labor migration with the system of British colonial indenture, proceeds through the "free" labor migration of workers in the colonial and post-colonial period, and concludes with our contemporary moment.

Not open to first-year students.  Limited to 15 students.  Preference given to American Studies majors. Fall semester. Five College Professor Reddy.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to majors and students who have taken courses in history of migration and/or racialization.


2018-19: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2015