WGS 124 Intro: Decolonizing Feminism

This course questions Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’ ongoing colonial legacies and colonizing moves within the field, particularly in the United States. While feminism has long established the necessity to decolonize the university, equally challenging has been the decolonization of feminism itself, including its academic arm as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This class re/imagines a complex understanding of generations of colonial violence and the politics of location as we draw on recent and not so recent feminist archives in order to advance the project of decolonizing feminism today. We will engage with a range of traditions and modes of representation including history, theory, mass media, and popular culture. (African Americans’, Appalachians’, and Women's Perspective.) (Active Learning Experience.)


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