This course explores the complex relationship between gender and disability, including the fraught connections that certain avenues of feminist, queer, and transgender politics have with disability.
Explores the phenomenon of autobiography in the contemporary world. Students will read theories of autobiography, and ask questions about how writing about the self is gendered, and how representations of the self fare in the outside world.
Aspects of popular culture, including television, magazines, newspapers, social networking sites, and internet sources to name a few, are ways that health information is disseminated. Students will examine how we define health and understand disease as related to popular culture.
Aashika Anantharaman majored in Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois of Urbana Champaign. She has been involved in sexual assault prevention education on campus, as a facilitator of the First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education program and the sexual assault bystander intervention (ICARE) programs.