Fall 2021

Feminist and Queer Ethnography

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-453  |  Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-453  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-453

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Katrina Karkazis (Section 01)


(Offered as SWAG 453, ANTH 453, and SOCI-453) How have feminist and queer approaches shaped the questions, methods, and ethics of ethnographic research? This course highlights key questions and dominant paradigms of the field as well as emphasizing qualitative ethnographic research including interviewing and fieldwork. As such, we will engage the practical question of how to research, observe, describe, record, and present material about feminist and queer politics and activism.

Recommended: One course in gender/sexuality or anthropology. Open to junior and seniors;  sophomores require permission from the professor; not open to first-year students. Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Professor Karkazis.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to SWAGS seniors and juniors, then to Anthropology and Sociology seniors and juniors, then to a balance of seniors and juniors from other Amherst departments and 5-college students, and finally to sophomores.


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


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2021