Gendered Ecologies

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Gendered Ecologies
Fall 2024
Taught By: Abigail Perez Aguilera
Section: A

CRN: 15904

Credits: 3

What connects the depredation of nature to gendered violence and social plundering? What links the dominant governance and corporate policy and management frameworks to gendered environmental destruction and violence against women land defenders and environmental activists? What actions are being taken by grassroots groups against these violences and transgressions? How can we build sustainable alternatives centered on depatriarchalization and based on freedom and liberation? How can we imagine and materialize alternative futures that challenge hegemonic structures of oppression? In this seminar, we draw on gendered and feminist political ecologies, anti-patriarchal decolonizing theory, Indigenous feminisms, ecofeminsm, queer ecologies, black studies, environmental humanities, memory studies, diasporic thought, and critical science and technology studies to deploy a critical gendered approach to environmental politics/policy and sustainable socioecological transformations. We will examine what connects gender coded experiences of human and non-human precarity, premature death, marginalization, and forced displacement to hegemonic governance frameworks of policy and corporate management practices. We will critically examine and challenge how gender is factored and 'mainstreamed' into state, intergovernmental and corporate apparatuses, discourses and policy frameworks around issues like environment, climate, development and the rights of women and marginalized populations. We pay particular attention to alternatives to gendered violence and patriarchy built on responses from below, and their radical imaginations and embodiments of counterhegemonic gendered ecologies. This class is an online seminar. We will have a discussion-based class with small breakout rooms, presentations, the creation of a class blog, guest speakers, discussions on texts, public policies, social movements, and case studies.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:00am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024