Ecofeminism and Global Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Ecofeminism and Global Justice
Spring 2024
Taught By: Abigail Perez Aguilera
Section: A

CRN: 13249

Credits: 3

Ecofeminism has been regarded as the study of the relationship(s) between 'women' and 'nature'. The constant subjugation, manipulation and exploitation of womxn in a global scale is tightly related to our 'human' understandings of nature, wilderness, the construction of spaces, territories and bodies. In this course we will explore how global problems and crises are interconnected through violence against marginalized groups. We ask, how can ecofeminism serve as an entry point to discuss global justice and imagine another world? Among the global topics that we will discuss through an ecofeminist lens are indigenous resistance and survival, sexualized violence, Afrocentric feminist perspectives, health and poverty, critiques to modernity, alternative ways of being and living in the world, and colonial gender capitalist systems that have shaped societies. To do so, we will explore several cases from the Global South and Global North that go beyond anthropocentric perspectives; these include decolonial theories, queerness, indigenous perspectives, new materialisms, among others. How do dissident knowledges about nature and the body explain global violence and resistance?

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 9

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 9:22am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024