Ecofeminism and Global Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Ecofeminism and Global Justice

Fall 2020

Taught By: Abigail Perez Aguilera

Section: A

CRN: 9174

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 Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 1:05pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020