March 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Fall 2017 | Theme Announces Course on African American Political Thought

Dr. Daniel Moak, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, is teaching AAS 3680: African American Political Thought in the upcoming Fall 2017 semester.

AAS 3680: African American Political Thought is open to all students who have taken AAS 2020: African American History II and are interested in topics of race, politics, and political theory.

The course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:35 until 5:55 p.m.Making and Breaking the Law logo

This course examines various aspects of black political thought and intellectual history from 1830 to 2000 in the United States. During this course, students investigate African American political thinkers who shaped many social and political movements and theories, including:

  • Progressivism
  • Liberalism
  • Marxism
  • Black Nationalism
  • Feminism
  • Existentialism
  • Anti-colonialism

Moak’s areas of focus include race and politics, with an emphasis on recognizing voices atypical to the discourse surrounding race. His current research project examines Thurgood Marshall’s vision of democracy, particularly involving the economy and structure. Additionally, Moak is working on a project dealing with the school-to-prison pipeline.

Moak obtained his undergraduate degree in philosophy and political science from Willamette University before earning a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

This course contributes to the Making and Breaking the Law theme, sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

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