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Amanda L Swarr
HUM 595
Seattle Campus

Public Culture, Engaged Scholarship

Explores relations among cultural research, public practice, and diverse forms of engagement. Topics vary by instructor.

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This microseminar will explore the work of Professor Richa Nagar (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota) through analyses of transnational feminisms, methodologies, storytelling, research ethics and politics, and alliance building. Engaged in public scholarship for the past three decades, Professor Nagarís research, creative writing and organizing has focused on understanding the politics and processes of NGO work and womenís empowerment projects and the ways in which multiple hierarchies associated with these can be interrupted through collaborative knowledge production and dissemination across the borders of North/South, academia/activism, and Awadhi/Hindustani/English. Through deep engagement with her writings, as well as a workshop and public lecture by Professor Nagar, participants in this microseminar will engage with the nuances of this work and its implications for their own graduate studies.

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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 Amanda L Swarr
Date: 05/09/2012