Calla E. Chancellor
Examines meaning of racism and feminism in women's lives in an international context. Building upon an analysis of racial hierarchies and institutionalized racism, explores strategies used by women engaged in feminist and anti-racist activism. Prerequisite: GWSS 200.
This course offers a theoretical and historical exploration of the ways in which both racist and antiracist impulses have shaped U.S. feminisms in the 20th and 21st centuries. Taking an interdisciplinary approach - spanning the arts, social sciences and humanities – we will look at various conceptual frameworks and debates about racism and antiracism in U.S. and transnational feminisms. Topics that we will cover include: the social construction of gender, race, and other social differences; feminist anti-racist scholarship and teaching; and the politics and practices of feminist anti-racist activism.
Please note that: GWSS 200 is NOT a prerequisite for this Evening Degree course.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussion of readings and films.
Although it states it above, GWSS 200 is not a prerequisite for this Evening Degree course.
Class assignments and grading
Readings, essays, and one individual or group presentation.