Fall 2019

Gender, Law, and Technology

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-328  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-221


Jennifer A. Hamilton (Section 01)


(Offered as SWAG 221 and ANTH 328) This course uses interdisciplinary feminist approaches in the social sciences and humanities to explore the politics of law, science, and technology, especially in relation to questions of power and identity. How do law and technology influence our understandings of sex, gender, race, and sexuality? How are gendered identities constituted locally and transnationally through engagements with science, technology, and law? To explore these questions, we examine a variety of topics including legal and scientific understandings of sex and sexuality; gendered and racialized aspects of biomedical research; the role of law and technoscience in reproductive justice movements; and, the gendered character of patent law, pharmaceutical development and marketing.

Fall semester. Visiting Professor Hamilton.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019