Jennifer A. Hamilton (Section 01)
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.