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.
I am an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My current book project highlights the power of everyday life disruptions and violence in shaping queer lives in Beirut. I provide an alternative to liberal modern narratives of transnational queer lives, through a focus on queer tactics in the context of local, regional, and global politics.