Transnational Feminist Politics

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Transnational Feminist Politic

Spring 2022

Taught By: Esther Maria Franke

Section: A

CRN: 11331

Credits: 4

Solidarity is one of the central concepts of our time. It is evoked – oftentimes uncritically – indiscourses around anti-racism, migration or Covid-19. Transnational feminists have a long history of debating (im)possibilities of solidarities across difference and have highlighted the centrality of struggle in the concept of solidarity. Postcolonial and Black feminists in particular have highlighted the limits of solidarity in power-laden North/South relations. However, transnational feminist movements can be seen as one of the strongest political forces of our time. This course will look at transnational feminist discourses and movements and how they engage with the (im)possibilities of solidarities. How is feminism understood and debated in transnational settings? What role does intersectionality play? How can solidarity be theorized to work for feminist activist practice and what are its theoretical and practical limits? How do feminists build political communities that go beyond the local or national? In this course, students will become familiar with key debates around universalisms and particularisms, difference, scale, knowledge making across difference, North/South and South/South relations and complementary or alternative concepts like alliances, coalition or companionship, considering different feminist movements from a global perspective.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 1:06am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/12/2022