Duke Immerse: 

A signature education initiative of Duke University

Rights & Identities in the Americas: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Contemporary Challenges

Human Rights in the Americas

CULANTH 245S-01 SEM (5150)

This course introduces students to the history of human rights in Latin America, with a focus on certain regions. We will begin with the Conquest and cover the emergence of independent nation-states; the role of imposed economic policies, including neoliberalism; indigenous protest movements and their relationships to corporate interests; and the influence of the United States on human rights, government formation, immigration and the drug trade. Instructor consent required. Open only to students in the Duke Immerse program; instructor consent required.

Instructor: Robin Kirk, PhD


Fall 2022

Human Rights in the Americas
Crosslisting Numbers: 
  • LATAMER 246S-01 SEM (5262)
  • HISTORY 242S-01 SEM (5262)
  • RIGHTS 245S-01 SEM (4263)
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