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Fall 2021 Graduate Courses

GSS 8301: Allison Hammer, “Gender and Sexuality: Feminist Approaches,” W 3:10-5:40pm

This course is as an interdisciplinary introduction to the major debates, theoretical terms, and research methods in feminist studies, and the intersecting disciplines of transgender studies, feminist disability studies, and queer theory. We will discover the historical lineage of contemporary developments in the field of gender and sexuality studies, with a focus on BIPOC perspectives. As co-contributors to the course, you will be responsible for facilitating one week’s discussion on a topic listed in the course schedule. The course will culminate in an annotated bibliography and seminar paper based on the particular ways that feminist studies and/or intersecting disciplines can be applied to your area of interest. Readings, discussions, and weekly reflections will provide you with an opportunity to pursue your own questions and to delve more deeply into your particular investments. You will also be encouraged to develop your seminar paper into a publishable article.