International Law and Unruly Bodies

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intl Law & Unruly Bodies

Spring 2021

Taught By:

Section: A

CRN: 7397

Credits: 4

Traditionally, International Law is studied through legal categories - such as the sources of law, legitimate use of force, state and citizenship, human rights, territorial sovereignty, just to name a few - that elude from the framework the specific subjects and concrete bodies who are affected by its determinations. This approach not only limits the discussion to a liberal underpinning, but also fails to account for the political implications of international legislation. In this course, students will review the main legal categories in International Law from the perspective of the subjects who are formed, de-formed and trans-formed by them, analysing how legality also creates on its margins extralegality and illegality. What happens when a transgender person wants to enter a country that only recognizes the “biological sex”? Who decides the conflict between international corporate endeavours and indigenous people? How are sexworkers affected by human trafficking laws? Who is not included in the construction of the category of “women” on international law? Who are the subjects protected by environmental international law? These are some questions that will be addressed in this course through the critical lenses of international law. In these discussions, the traditional categories of the discipline will emerge not as abstract and de-historicized concepts, but as mechanisms, articulated in specific dynamics of power, that reverberate in the normatization of subjectivities and on the regulation of bodies.

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: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 10:45pm 7/11/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021