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Splash Biography


Major: Economics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Rohan Prasad

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Rohan is a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Economics. He is against all colonialism, capitalism, speciesism... and above all, shoes.

Past Classes

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H670: Shoes -- The White Man's Armor in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Shoes. On our feet. We buy them no matter the price, we wear them no matter the weather... We love them no matter what. Is there a more sinister side to our footwear? In this class, we will look at how shoes have to oppress and marginalize groups of people. This article of clothing, so ubiquitous in the West, is in fact a symbol of destruction. This destruction takes three forms -- colonialism, capitalism, and speciesism. We will also how taking off your shoes -- joining the ranks of the shoeless, barefooted, and unshod -- can be a symbol of resistance. We will learn the history of unshod people around the world, and explore the importance of fighting against oppression. Note: Students must remove all footwear during class-time.