We examine feminist and queer thought in a variety of global and historical contexts. Faculty specialize in literature, history, anthropology, classics, medicine, film, politics, and rhetoric.
The midterms, the Kavanaugh hearings, #MeToo: What’s the state of women’s movements today? Political scientist Amrita Basu offers her context.
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Congratulations to Alisa Bajramovic '18!
Professor Basu looks back to the early days of her time at Amherst College and compares them to today.
The SWAGS Department recognizes the need to balance academic freedom of thought and choice of material with the sensitivities of our teachers and students.
Upon graduation a SWAGS major should have mastered an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the creation, meaning, function, and perpetuation of gender in human societies, both past and present.
An introduction to theories and methodologies in the interdisciplinary field of feminist science studies, including scientific cultures, animal models, and science in the media and popular culture.
This interdisciplinary course examines how representations of the Indigenous as “Other” have greatly shaped cultural production in America as vehicles for defining the nation and the self.
In this course, we will read across Davis’ life’s work, beginning with early essays and her autobiography, up through recent reflections on mass incarceration, Palestine, and #BlackLivesMatter.