Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-407 | Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-400
Amrita Basu (Section 01)
Krupa Shandilya (Section 01)
(Offered as SWAG 400 and POSC 407) The topic will vary from year to year. This seminar explores when and how women and LGBTQ communities resist domination across racial, class, and national divides. We will examine varied and changing expressions of agency and modes of activism—through art, poetry, literature, cinema, and electoral politics. We will devote particular attention to how the growth of right-wing nationalisms globally influences the character of resistance. Which modes of protest challenge dominant narratives of the nation? What alternative imaginaries do they offer? What impact do they have on our feminist futures?
Limited to 25 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professors Basu and Shandilya.
How to handle overenrollment: Priority to SWAGS and POSCI majors and then to juniors and seniors
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, group work, and visual analysis.