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Calla E. Chancellor
GWSS 456
Seattle Campus

Feminism, Racism, and Anti-Racism

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Calla E. Chancellor
Date: 11/07/2011