Intersectional Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Intersectional Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (IIREP M.A.) seeks to offer interested students, especially UConn undergraduates seeking a 4+1 or 3+1 B.A./M.A. and working public sector professionals seeking an independent M.A., opportunities to learn how critically to explore the relationships among indigeneity, race, ethnicity, and politics in ways that can inform their work and practice.

The IIREP M.A. Plan of Study requires a minimum of 30 credits, including POLS/ANTH/LLAS 5800; POLS 5000, 5605, 5615, 5625, and the one-semester POLS 5620 Master’s Project course. In POLS 5000, students must conduct independent research related to IIREP under the supervision of their major advisor. In addition, students must take four elective three-credit 5000/6000-level courses with significant IIREP content. At least two, but no more than three, of the IIREP electives must be taken in POLS. At least one of the four elective courses must have a U.S. focus while at least one must be global in scope.

In each year that they are enrolled, students in the IIREP M.A. must participate in one reading group session in which core IIREP faculty, Graduate Certificate, and IIREP M.A. students read and discuss one non-course book of relevance to IIREP. IIREP M.A. students must also participate in either one UConn-based graduate student conference or one state, regional, or national conference, sharing research undertaken in their Master’s Project course.

The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.