Feminist and Gender Theory

GWS 350
GWS 350

This course takes up feminist and (trans)gender theory to destabilize notions of gender. Beginning with the questions of why and how we engage with theory, we will juxtapose foundational and contemporary works in feminist and gender theories to examine what it means to do gender. The first half of the course is organized around big-picture concepts and debates, while the second half of the course considers more specific subfields within feminist and gender theories including gender and science, gender and the environment, and gender and narrative.