Gender and Geopolitics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gender & Geopolitics

Fall 2019

Taught By: Tejasvi Nagaraja

Section: A

CRN: 7427

Credits: 4

Contemporary political discussion is animated by debates which braid gender politics with geopolitics, feminist concerns with foreign-policy concerns, masculinity and the military, intimate relations and international relations. In the era of #MeToo, what are the links between politicians’ interpersonal actions and their policy agendas? How should people in the global North, responsibly relate to women’s and LGBTQ issues in the global South? What are the promises or problems associated with the Armed Forces' increase in gender and sexuality diversity? These present-day questions follow from a history of past debates too. In this course, for example, we will study how gendered worldviews informed U.S. foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan to the U.S.-Mexico border, while other gendered worldviews informed dissent and protest. We will consider how U.S. debates about birth control affected Puerto Rico, the Third World, and Americans too. We will explore the transnational solidarities forged by U.S. women-of-color feminists, anti-feminists, evangelical missionaries, HIV/AIDS activists and Native American advocates with their kindred spirits elsewhere around the world. This course examines a range of topics from the twentieth-century past as well as the twenty-first century present day, to illuminate the striking ways that gender politics and geopolitics are deeply interlinked.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:51am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 715

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019