Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Faculty List


  • M. Lambek, B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan), F.R.S.C., Professor
  • N. Kortenaar, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • M.B. Goldman, M.A. (Victoria), Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • E.A. Harney, M.Phil., Ph.D. (London), Associate Professor
  • P. Landolt, B.A., M.A. (York), M.A., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins), Associate Professor
  • K. MacDonald, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo), Associate Professor
  • G. Daswani, B.Sc. (National University of Singapore), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London School of Economics), Assistant Professor
  • A. Paz, B.A. (Queen's), M.A. (Tel Aviv), M.A. (Chicago), Ph.D. (Chicago), Assistant Professor

Program Advisor: Benjamin Pottruff Email: dts-advisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Where is home? Need it be in one place? Is it always attached to territory? Diaspora and transnational studies examines the historical and contemporary movements of peoples and the complex problems of identity and experience to which these movements give rise as well as the creative possibilities that flow from movement. The program is comparative and interdisciplinary, drawing from the social sciences, history and the arts. Students are required to take two linked half-courses that offer an introduction to a broad array of themes and disciplinary methodologies and two fourth year seminars that build on the understanding developed in the course of the program.  The program offers a wide selection of additional courses, giving students the opportunity to learn about a range of diasporic communities as well as key debates in the field.

Diaspora and Transnational Studies Programs

MAJOR PROGRAM IN DIASPORA AND TRANSNATIONAL STUDIES (ARTS)

Enrolment in the Major program in Diaspora and Transnational Studies has been suspended indefinitely. Students who enrolled at UTSC prior to the 2014 Summer Session should refer to the 2013-2014 UTSC Calendar.

MINOR PROGRAM IN DIASPORA AND TRANSNATIONAL STUDIES (ARTS)

Enrolment in the Minor program in Diaspora and Transnational Studies has been suspended indefinitely. Students who enrolled at UTSC prior to the 2014 Summer Session should refer to the 2013-2014 UTSC Calendar.

Diaspora and Transnational Studies Courses


DTSB01H3    Introduction to Diaspora and Transnational Studies I

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of diaspora, with particular attention to questions of history, globalization, cultural production and the creative imagination. Material will be drawn from Toronto as well as from diasporic communities in other times and places.
Exclusion: DTS200Y, DTS201H
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
NOTE: It is recommended that students take DTSB01H3 in their second year of study.


DTSB02H3    Introduction to Diaspora and Transnational Studies II

A continuation of DTSB01H3. An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of diaspora, with particular attention to questions of history, globalization, cultural production and the creative imagination. Material will be drawn from Toronto as well as from diasporic communities in other times and places.
Prerequisite: It is recommended that DTSB01H3 and DTSB02H3 be taken in the same academic year.
Exclusion: DTS200Y, DTS202H
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences