UGLB

3322

Gender Beyond The West

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gender Beyond The West

Fall 2019

Taught By: Tatiana Llaguno Nieves

Section: A

CRN: 7651

Credits: 4

How do we think about gender beyond the Western canon? This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to question the dominance of Western gender theorizing by analyzing how and where it has been produced, and then looking at how it has been marshaled, critiqued, changed, or ignored by feminists outside “the West”. In staking out a departure from canon, this class also questions the category of “the West”, tracing convergences and solidarities among gender-based theories and movements in the global south and indigenous/women of color movements in the US. Outside the more dominant institutions of knowledge production, what are some ways in which gender is understood, theorized, resisted, and lived? During the semester, we will aim at answering that question following some main themes: colonialism, capitalism, intersectionality, identity, binarism, epistemology, queerness, agency and solidarity. Authors include, among others, Maria Lugones, Rita Segato, Maria Mies, Alexandra Kollontai, Gloria Anzaldúa, Oyeronke Oyewumi, Patricia Hill Collins, Jasbir K. Puar, Sara Ahmed, Angela Davis, Saba Mahmood and Joseph A. Massad. *A People, Places & Encounters (PPE) Cluster course.*

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:03pm 10/22/2019