Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
I. Historical Contexts
1 Introductions  
2 What is Trafficking? What’s in a Name?  
3 Slavery & Abolitionism Past and Present Weekly Memo due
II. Chains, Borders, & Boundaries
4

Capitalism & Labor: Fast Fashion & Skyscrapers

Weekly Memo due
5

Capitalism & Labor: Shrimp, Beef, & Strawberries

In class readings of the Gloria Anzaldúa poems “Sus Plumas El Viento” and “A Sea of Cabbages.”

Available in

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza. 4th ed. Aunt Lute Books, 2012. ISBN: 9781879960855.

 
6 Migration & Border Crossings Weekly Memo due
7

Policing the Borders I

In class readings of the Gloria Anzaldúa poems “El sonavabitche” and “Corner of 50th St. and Fifth Av.”

Available in

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza. 4th ed. Aunt Lute Books, 2012. ISBN: 9781879960855.

 
8 Policing the Borders II Weekly Memo due
9 War and Conflict Zones Weekly Memo due
III. Bodies
10 Organ Trafficking  
11 Reproductive Labor Weekly Memo due
IV. Sex, Work, & Power
12 Sex, Chains, & High Heels: Anti-trafficking Campaigns  
13 Saviors Weekly Memo due
14 Preparation for In-Class Debate  
15 In-Class Debate: Sex, Work, Power (PDF)  
16 De/Criminalization: Race, Sex, and Class  
17 Technology and Trafficking

Term Paper Outline and Bibliography due

Weekly Memo due

18

‘Dealing in Desire’ & Doing Research on Sex Work

Guest discussion with Professor Kimberly Kay Hoang, Boston College

Weekly Memo due
V. Children
19 Strong Beautiful Bodies: Athletes, Models  
20 Children Online Weekly Memo due
21

Written Reflections

Screening: Lilet Never Happened. Directed by Jacco Groen. Color, 105 min. 2012.

 
22

Screening cont’d: Lilet Never Happened. Directed by Jacco Groen. Color, 105 min. 2012.

Closing Discussion

Term Paper due

Weekly Memo due

23 Group Presentations  
24 Group Presentations (cont.)  

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