Spring 2020

Feminist Ethnography

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-336  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-336


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


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 Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020