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Jennifer A. Hamilton (Section 01)
(Offered as SWAG 336 and ANTH 336) This course introduces students to ethnographic research methods by exploring how interdisciplinary feminist scholars have engaged and challenged traditional anthropology. We will consider the dynamics of fieldwork, the ethics of research, and the production of anthropological knowledge through an engagement with the history of feminism in the discipline as well as with contemporary feminist debates. Students will design their own projects and conduct mini-ethnographies throughout the semester. Course topics include the cultures of biomedicine; the anthropology of reproduction; race, gender, and embodiment; and multispecies ethnography.
Recommended Requisite: 100-level SWAGS or ANTH course. Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Hamilton.
If Overenrolled: Majors in SWAGS or ANTH given priority