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WGSS379L/HIST328I: Online and in the Streets: Protest and Activism in Latin American Feminist Movements

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GCAn interdisciplinary approach to Latin American and Caribbean history, culture, and politics, through the lenses of feminist protest and activism. The class explores how activists fight for change, both online and in the streets and how feminists agendas changed over time. Taught in collaboration with Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina. Students will share discussions with students from Argentina and learn from scholars and activists from the Global South. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaborations. Learn more about Global Classrooms: Learn more about Global Classrooms: 

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. 
Register in Testudo for one of the following three credit courses:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session II-C, July 10-28, 2023. Class meets online on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm-7pm.

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. 

OIA International Education Scholarship - Summer 2023

The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to UMD students who enroll in one of the Global Classrooms courses in winter and summer terms, or other select global learning opportunities. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of in-state undergraduate tuition, based on financial need and funding availability. 
Application deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023. 
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Sabrina González is a PhD in Latin American History from University of Maryland. Her book manuscript entitled: “Schools as Laboratories: Science, Children’s Bodies, and School Reformers in the Making of Modern Argentina (1880-1930)” studies the historical processes by which school teachers in South America used education as a tool for emancipation and built a transnational school reform movement that both challenged and contributed to children’s disciplining. In Argentina, she has taught multiple classes at public universities, high schools, and alternative schools for adults. Since 2006, she has been working with social movements as a communicator, educator, and student and labor organizer. As an advocate for community building and collective action, at UMD co-founded the Latin American Studies Center Writing Group and the LASC Graduate Student Collective, and served as the co-president of the History Graduate Student Association (2018-2019).  Dr. González was recently hired as a postdoctoral associate in the Graduate School, supporting the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Graduate School Writing Center.

For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team

Course tuition and fee rates follow UMD Office of Extended Studies' standard tuition and fee rates for Summer 2023.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2019 03/04/2023 03/04/2023