GWS Welcomes Dr. Mahruq Khan!
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies welcomes Professor Mahruq Khan to our faculty! Professor Khan is a sociologist, working at the intersections of gender, religion, and race. In particular, her work has centered on LGBTQ+ Muslims; feminism in Islam; anti-Muslim racism; and anti-immigrant sentiment, with a focus on new religious immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We asked her to give us an image or object that helps to describe her research, and to describe her teaching philosophy. You can read more about her work and courses...
Repro Justice Micro-Syllabus
Learn more about reproductive activism through a collection of teaching materials on Reproductive In/Justice from our faculty. These resources will continue to be updated.
Politics of Fashion
Clothing is a medium for fashioning identities from commodities, and it is hardly surprising that political and social tensions are embodied in its fabrications. The politics of dress indicates inseparable links between cultures, aesthetics, and politics.
This course examines Latinx feminist thinking in its complex and uneven genealogies. In order to maintain these complexities, we will consider texts from a range differently situated thinkers in order to think more deeply about Latinx feminisms.
Digital and Gender Cultures
This interdisciplinary course uses the lens of gender critique and pairs it with social activism to provide students analytical tools to engage with, reshape, and create digital cultures. Examines recent research and public policies related to the gendered, raced, and classes dimensions of digital cultures and inequality
Investigates the ways in which sexual identities change as national contexts change, as borders are imagined, valued, and crossed, and as definitions of race, gender, and religion shift.
Queer Lives, Queer Politics
This course investigates queer lives in relation to dominant ideas about “deviance” and “equal rights”. Students will learn conceptual and qualitative methods to investigate issues related to queer lives.