Fall 2023

BIPOC Children: Targets of the State

Listed in: , as EDST-312  |  American Studies, as AMST-312


Solsiree Del Moral (Section 01)


This course examines the history of BIPOC children, crime, and punishment in the United States. We survey historical and contemporary examples of the criminalization of indigenous, Black, Latinx, South Asian American, and immigrant children since the late-nineteenth century. Students have the opportunity to pursue a research project about BIPOC childhoods and punitive governance.

Limited to 15 students.  Fall semester.  Professor del Moral.

Pending Faculty Approval

AMST 312 - LEC

Section 01
W 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CHAP 204
F 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CHAP 204

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Child Boarding School Seasons American Indian University of Nebraska Press TBD
Child Savers: The Invention of Delin Rutgers University Press Platt TBD
Migranthood: Youth in a New Era of Depor Standford U Press Heidbrink Amherst Books TBD
Missing: Youth Duke University Press Maira Amherst Books TBD
147Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the J NYU Press Suddler Amherst Books TBD
Presumed CPunished : Policing the Lives of Black : Black Youth and the J NYU Press Rios Amherst Books TBD
States of Delinquency: Race and Science U Cal Press Chavez-Garcia Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2023, Spring 2025