Current/Upcoming Courses

Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies

FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS:  Wednesdays, 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM, September 3, 2014 – May 5, 2015

A writing workshop for graduate students at the dissertation level.  Classes will include presentations and discussions of students’ work-in-progress. Discussions will move back and forth between theoretical considerations and practical ones as we address three areas central to dissertation writing: archive, methodology, and interpretation. more » 

Gender, Race, and the Construction of the American West

FALL SEMESTER:  Mondays, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, September 8 - December 15, 2014

The North American West of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries provides a fascinating case study of the shifting meanings of gender, race, citizenship, and power in border societies.  As the site of migration, settlement, and displacement, it spawned contests over land, labor disputes, inter-ethnic conflicts and peaceful relations, and many kinds of cultural productions. more » 

Gender, Health, and Marginalization

FALL SEMESTER:  Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, September 3 - December 10, 2014

As the contemporary study of human health becomes increasingly multidisciplinary, social science and public health approaches now challenge prevailing individualistic biomedical models derived primarily from the West, including its dominant religious beliefs. At the same time, a paradigm shift called “global health” is underway... more » 

Feminist Inquiry

SPRING SEMESTER, Mondays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, February 2 - May 11, 2015

Feminist Inquiry is a seminar designed to investigate the conceptual frameworks that inform practices of feminist interrogation, critique, analysis, and research across a range of disciplines.  We will focus on epistemology and methodology:  the types of questions asked, the assumptions that serve as foundation... more »

Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology

SPRING SEMESTER, Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, February 5 - May 14, 2015

Science and Technology are relatively insulated from wider public deliberation -- art and literary criticism are familiar; but not "science criticism." Yet there is a large body of social interpretation of science and technology, to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. Building on this work, this course sets out to challenge the barriers of expertise, gender, race, class, and place... more »


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