Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Danielle Clealand

Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Associate Professor, Department of Mexican-American and Latina/o Studies
Danielle Clealand



Black politics in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and the United States, group consciousness, Afro-Latino politics and identity, black public opinion and racial inequality.





AFR 386C • Race In The Americas

31119 • Spring 2022
Meets M 11:00AM-2:00PM CMA 3.108
(also listed as GOV 390L, MAS 392)

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MAS 301 • Intr Mex Amer Latina/O Studies

40805 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 0.130

In 2006, the massive nation-wide May Day protests and marches, were not only emblematic of immigrantworker resistance, but a turning point in evolving Latina/o/x pan-ethnoracial identities. Through the rallying cry of “Day Without an Immigrant,” across cities from Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago to Atlanta, diverse peoples of the United States became exposed to the fundamental ways Latin@/x populations are embedded within the very fabric of the nation through their endless labor, contributions, innovations, and community-building. In this introductory course, students study the field of Mexican American and Latina/o/x Studies as an interdisciplinary and intersectional arena of academic inquiry, which centers on challenging and dismantling the inherent inequalities and multiple oppressions foundational to the making of the United States through the eyes of the Mexican American, Chican@/x, Latin@/x experience. We survey the historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural fabric, which shapes this heterogenous populace and examine the formation of Latin@/xs as an ethnoracial group(s) in the United States. We explore the multifaceted histories of colonialism in the Americas and U.S. imperialism through an investigation of transnational, transborder contexts of corporate, military, and political interventions that have (re)defined national boundaries and human migrations in the Americas. Last, students use an intersectional approach to unravel how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, language, migration, indigeneity, and citizenship are integral to the multiplicity identities forming Latinidad.

MAS 374 • Race And Ethnicity Politics-Wb

39398 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous


This course provides an introduction to the study of racial and ethnic politics throughout the United States.  It is aimed at students with no prior knowledge of the field, but a desire to gain an in depth understanding of the major paradigms associated with race, racism and inequality in the United States. The course will discuss racial policies, racial activism, mass incarceration, immigration, housing discrimination and segregation, Afro-Latino politics, racial ideologies and migration.  We will spend time talking about the current Black Lives Matter protests and how racial activism and protests are currently shaping our national conversation and policies.



  • Shaw, Todd, Louis Desipio, Dianne Pinderhughes & Toni-Michelle C. Travis. 2019. Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics. Second Edition.  CQ Press.
  • García Bedolla, Lisa. Latino Politics. Second Edition.  Policy Press.
  • Carter, Niambi. American While Black: African Americans, Immigration and the Limits of Citizenship.
  • Bonilla-Silva Eduardo.  Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States.
  • Krysan, Maria & Amanda Lewis. The Changing Terrain of Race  and Ethnicity
  • Alexander, Michelle.  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of  Colorblindness.
  • Jiménez, Román Miriam & Juan Flores. The Afro-Latin@ Reader.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712