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Read and write about race, class, and social justice

For students interested in race, institutional racism, African culture, Asian culture, social justice movements, and similar issues, the Writing Program offers seminars tailored to these topics. Also see the Hub Pathway on Social & Racial Justice for courses beyond the Writing Program.


Recent topics offered in this area include:

  • Asians Are People of Color
  • Linguistic Justice
  • Who Cares?: Domestic Labor and the Commodification of Care
  • Writing Environmental Justice
  • Deconstructing Narratives: Stories of Race and Racism in American Cultural Memory
  • These Films are So Gay: Coded Homosexuality in American Cinema
  • Black Female Lives Matter
  • Boston Social Justice Now
  • Sex, Gender, & Power
  • Gender & Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century America
  • All Poetry is Political