Gender Beyond The West

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Gender Beyond The West

Spring 2019

Taught By: Tatiana Llaguno Nieves

Section: A

CRN: 3090

Credits: 4

How might 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 movements and thinkers outside “the West”. In staking out a departure from canon, this class also questions the category of “the West”, tracing gender based convergences and solidarities that blur the divide. Outside the more dominant institutions of knowledge production, what are some ways in which gender is understood, theorized, resisted, and lived? Is the gender binary truly global? How can we think through and learn from non-binary gender based and feminist movements elsewhere? Topics covered include theories of “imperial feminism”, gender in critiques of colonialism, putting the binary in historical context, the relationship between performativity and work, and faith-based feminisms outside Judeo-Christian traditions. Most weeks will be structured to bring academic texts in conversation with thinking outside the academy. In addition to regular reading responses, the course includes a collaborative project. *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: 4:21am 2/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 312

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019