Space, Place, Ecology in Black and Decolonial Feminisms

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Black Feminist Ecologies
Spring 2024
Taught By: Romy Opperman
Section: A

CRN: 14629

Credits: 4

We will consider space, place, and ecology through a range of Black, Native, decolonial feminist approaches. Our aim is to understand the different ways that these concepts have been understood and the important role they have in respective feminist theories of racial and colonial oppression, as well as agency, personhood, community, belonging, and liberation. Using bell hooks’ essay “Homeplace: A Site of Resistance,” as a foundation, we explore forms of living and place-making that challenge familiar notions of domesticity, possession, and settlement. Readings will include work by: bell hooks, Katherine McKittrick, Saidiya Hartman, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alice Walker, Mishuna Goeman, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and María Lugones.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 5:40am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1101
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024