CHICLA 530: Advanced Topics in Chican@ & Latin@ Studies: “Partnerships in Community-Based Research” (Crosslisted CSCS)

The purpose of this course is to help students engage with the theories, principles, and strategies of scholar activism and research justice as frameworks for building community partnerships. The course is focused on issues of relevance to the Chicanx/Latinx and other POC communities in the United States who are organizing for political change. The course pays particular attention to the intersections of social justice, race, gender, and class. Students will gain theoretical and critical knowledge of the relationship between research, knowledge production, power, and community-based action and justice. Students will analyze different advantages, challenges and limitations of community-based research in terms of supporting community processes including organizing and movement building. Students should have already taken an introduction to community-based research.