In this twelve-week class, instructor Rohee Dasgupta unpacks a wide range of theoretical frameworks and case studies to help participants understand the dynamics of religious and ethnic conflicts.
We will look at these intersect with other identity signifiers, and other factors in general, to result in conflicts ranging from the cultural disputes to civil war. Along the way, we will look at specific dynamics that may emerge within identity-based conflicts, like ethnonationalism, genocide or a reliance on historical narratives.
Each page was written using notes from each lecture. Many of the lectures began with a student presentation on a case study (often related to that day's theme), and additional readings are listed below.