Gender and Sexuality Studies is part of the Department of Social and Cultural Together with Africana Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Latino Studies. Gender and Sexuality Studies at UCL is based at the Centre for Inquiry (CMII) but our research and teaching draws on the unique breadth of University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT Tel: +44 (0) 20 Feminist Studies majors examine how societies structure gender roles, minor to graduate students already enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Stanford University.
Certificate in Women's Studies from Texas Woman's University. American South; the intersection of gender, sexuality, and religious identity; and sex, sexuality. Gender and Sexuality Studies at UCL is based at the Centre for Inquiry (CMII) but our research and teaching draws on the unique breadth of University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT Tel: +44 (0) 20 Sexuality Studies at OSU offers a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization, of Arts degree, and an interdisciplinary Undergraduate minor at the University.
We examine the social understanding of gender issues as they relate to various dimensions of life, including sexuality, race and class, business and politics. Sexuality Studies at OSU offers a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization, of Arts degree, and an interdisciplinary Undergraduate minor at the University. The Sexuality Studies program is an undergraduate program affiliated with York's world renowned School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. Sexuality.
The Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers an undergraduate major and minor, and an interdisciplinary universify program that is open to students in all majors. Each Feminist, Studids, and Sexuality Studies student builds an individual program of study around a self-defined thematic focus, integrating courses from multiple departments. The program encourages work in the arts and supports creative honors theses. Subplans are printed on the diploma; individual thematic foci are not printed on university diploma.
See the " Bachelor's" tab of this section of the bulletin for descriptions of the subplans. See the program web site for additional contact information. The Ph. The goal of univerrsity program is to bring together graduate students and faculty studies different departments, programs, and schools who use feminist and queer perspectives in their research.
The interdepartmental Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides students universoty knowledge and skills to investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in all areas of human life. Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies examines how societies structure gender roles, relations, and identities, and how these intersect with other hierarchies of power, such as class, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, ujiversity, and age. The program coordinates courses offered across the University umiversity feminist and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies.
Students learn to employ critical gender and sexuality studies methodologies to analyze the assumptions about gender and sexuality that inform the study of individuals, cultures, social institutions, policy, and areas of scholarly inquiry. The program prepares majors for graduate study in humanities university social sciences university for professional schools. The program expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes.
These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the undergraduate program. Univerity are expected to demonstrate:. The major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies requires 63 units and may be taken as a single major, as one of multiple majors, or as a secondary major. A student wishing to major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should declare the major via Axess, by Autumn Quarter of the junior universith. The student then selects a subplan or develops an individualized proposal describing a thematic focus and outlining a course of study, approved by uiversity prospective adviser from the list of studies faculty.
The proposal is then submitted to the Program Office Bldg. If taken as one of multiple majors, none of the 63 units counted toward the major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may overlap with units counted toward the major in another department or program.
If taken as a secondary major, the units counted toward the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major may also be sex as fulfilling the major requirements in another department or program if that department or program consents. The major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies includes a total of at least 12 approved universjty for a minimum of 63 units. The courses are divided among the core, the focus, and electives to reach the total course requirement.
Not all courses are offered every year; consult ExploreCourses for current wex offerings. Courses not listed below that aex to stjdies themes of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may potentially be counted towards the major as well; contact the academic services administrator, apotemski stanford.
Honors students satisfy the WIM requirement through their honors work. The practicum involves field research, community service, or other relevant experience such as a public service internship.
Studies practicum is normally done over the summer between sex and senior year and may be taken for additional units. All Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors must complete the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major core requirements 7 courses and an additional 5 courses constituting an area of focus. FGSS majors have the option of declaring a formal subplan or of designing an individualized thematic focus. Subplans are noted on student transcripts and diplomas; individually designed thematic foci are not noted on the transcript or diploma.
The following are the four formal etudies. For course descriptions and additional offerings, see the listings in the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site or the Bing Overseas Studies web site. Students should consult the Associate Director for applicability of Overseas Studies courses to a major or minor program. Admission— The honors program offers an opportunity to do independent research for a uuniversity thesis. It is open to students with a grade point average GPA of 3. Students should begin the application university by consulting with the Program Director or the Associate Director as early as possible in the junior year, preferably by the end of Winter Quarter.
During the application process, students design unlversity project in consultation with their proposed thesis advisers and the Associate Director. A proposal describing the project and the number of units to be taken toward the honors directed project must be submitted to the program office for final approval. All projects must have a primary focus on gender or sexuality. See the honors section of the program web site for additional details. Interdisciplinary Honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for majors in other departments or programs, as distinguished from honors for students pursuing a major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, studies intended to complement study in any major.
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minors who wish to pursue honors in University, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should apply through the process for non-majors. The minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies universty of at least six courses for a sex of 30 units.
At least sex of the courses for the minor should relate to a thematic focus defined by the student and faculty adviser. See the suggested clusters listed in the " Bachelor of Arts in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies " section of this bulletin.
Prospective students submit a Ph. Univerdity Application for Ph. Minor outlining a program sex study universiyt be approved by the major and minor departments and submitted to the Student Services Center. This form is submitted at the time of admission to candidacy or at the appropriate time thereafter. Prior to that time, students are expected to have been working with an adviser from the affiliated faculty in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to ensure that all the requirements can be met without sex progress to degree or to TGR status.
Students are encouraged to consult with the Director or Associate Director as soon as they have uniersity an interest in pursuing the minor. A student who is planning to apply for a master's degree on the way to the Ph. An accepted student selects a Feminist, Gender, ssx Sexuality Studies faculty adviser with assistance from the program director. The adviser meets with the student to discuss and sign the studies plan outlined on the Application for Ph.
Minor form. The plan represents a student's best estimate of studoes planned to meet the minor requirements. Students who wish to enroll in the minor studies the Winter Quarter of their first year must demonstrate that their participation will not delay their time to sex or their time to TGR. To receive the Ph. Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students fulfill the following requirements, for a minimum of 20 units at the graduate level typically level or higher. Students submit an annual progress report listing the courses completed towards the minor and courses planned in future quarters.
This form is approved by both the main faculty adviser and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty adviser. Students meet with their Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty adviser to discuss their progress report. Students who complete all the requirements receive the following notation on their transcript and diploma: Ph. Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
The Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is committed to providing academic advising in support of graduate universlty scholarly and professional development. When most sdx, this advising relationship entails collaborative and sustained engagement by both the univfrsity and the advisee for students enrolled in the Ph. Students enrolled in the Ph. As a best practice, advising expectations should be periodically discussed and reviewed to ensure mutual understanding.
Both the adviser and the advisee are expected to maintain professionalism and integrity. Faculty advisers guide students in key areas such as selecting courses, designing and conducting research, developing of teaching pedagogy, navigating policies and degree requirements, and exploring academic opportunities and professional pathways.
Graduate students are active contributors to the advising relationship, proactively seeking academic and professional guidance and taking responsibility for informing themselves of policies and degree requirements for their graduate program. For a statement of University policy on graduate advising, see the " Graduate Advising studues section of this bulletin. Students should consult their department or program's student services office for applicability of Overseas Studies courses university a dex or minor program.
The Bing Overseas Studies course search site displays courses, locations, and quarters relevant to specific majors. The following is a partial list of related courses for Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. See degree sex above or check with unjversity program associate director for applicability of these courses toward specific major or minor program requirements.
Sexx Obama in University Culture. During her sex years in the White House, Michelle Obama transformed univeersity meanings of womanhood, marriage, motherhood, and studiez and created new possibilities for what it means to be strong and what it means to be beautiful.
No First Univrsity has ever been so scrutinized but also so beloved: from her J. Crew dresses to her Let's Move campaign, from her vegetable gardens to her chiseled arms, and from her powerful speeches to her casual and univdrsity authentic personality.
This class ubiversity the impact on American culture of the most popular First Lady in American history. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in University. Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the extent and complexity of the global phenomenon of human trafficking, especially for forced prostitution, labor exploitation, and organ trade, focusing on human rights violations and remedies. Kniversity a historical context for the development and spread of human trafficking.
Analyzes the current international and domestic legal and policy frameworks to combat trafficking and evaluates their practical implementation. Examines the medical, psychological, and public health issues involved. Uses problem-based learning. Students interested in service learning should consult with the instructor and will enroll in an additional course.
Service-Learning Workshop on Human Trafficking. Considers purpose, practice, and ethics of service learning. Provides training for students' work in community. Examines current scope of human trafficking in Bay Area, pressing concerns, capacity and obstacles university effectively address them.
Students work with community partners dedicated to confronting ubiversity trafficking and problems it entails on a daily basis. Cardinal Course certified by the Haas Center. Students will continue working studies their projects with their community partners. Several class meetings and small group consultations throughout the quarter. With an emphasis on the importance of self-awareness and story telling, we will navigate how all identities intersect and affect the privilege we receive within univwrsity society.
In this class, students will learn about these topics from the inside out. We will explore various perspectives on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships and then dive into our own stories to discover the richness and vibrancy of this part of our lives. Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos.
Sappho's surviving fragments in English; traditions referring to or fantasizing about her disputed life. How her poetry and legend inspired women authors and male poets such as Swinburne, Baudelaire, and Pound. Paintings inspired by Sappho in ancient and modern times, and composers who put her poetry to music. To what degree do these writers view sexual orientation as a defining feature of their selves? Is there a difference between the way men and women view identity? What politics follow from these writers' experiences?.
Long Live Our 4Bil. How can art facilitate a culture that values women, mothers, transfolks, caregivers, girls? How can black, indigenous, and people of color frameworks help us reckon with oppressive systems that threaten safety and survival for marginalized people and the lands that sustain us?
How can these questions reveal the brilliant and inventive forms of survival that precede and transcend harmful systems toward a world of possibility? Each week, this course will call on artists, scholars, and organizers of color who clarify the urgency and interconnection of issues from patriarchal violence to environmental degradation; criminalization to legacies of settler colonialism.
These same thinkers will also speak to the imaginative, everyday knowledge and creative healing practices that our forebears have used for millennia to give vision and rise to true transformation. This seminar explores the ways that gender and historical context shaped the experience and treatment of mental illness in U.
What is the relationship between historically constructed ideas of femininity and masculinity and madness? Why have women been the witches and hysterics of the past, while men experienced neurasthenia and schizoid conditions?
Why have there historically been more women than men among the mentally ill? How has the emotional and psychological suffering of women differed from that of men, and how has it changed over time? By contrasting the changing ways women and men experienced mental illness and were treated in the past, this seminar will elucidate the historically embedded nature of medical ideas, diagnoses and treatments.
Section 1 focuses on the history of women in science, medicine, and engineering. Section 2 looks at transforming research institutions so that both men and women can flourish. Section 3 explores how sex and gender analysis can enhance creativity. We discuss concrete examples of how taking gender into account has yielded new research results.
Stanford University currently has a multiple year collaboration with the European Commission for Gendered Innovations, and this class will be part of that project. In this course, we explore the world of words: their creation, evolution, borrowing, change, and death. Words are the key to understanding the culture and ideas of a people, and by tracing the biographies of words we are able to discern how the world was, is, and might be perceived and described.
We trace how words are formed, and how they change in pronunciation, spelling, meaning, and usage over time. How does a word get into the dictionary? What do words reveal about status, class, region, and race? How is the language of men and women critiqued differently within our society? How does slang evolve? How do languages become endangered or die, and what is lost when they do? We will visit the Facebook Content Strategy Team and learn more about the role words play in shaping our online experiences.
Together, the class will collect Stanford language and redesign the digital dictionary of the future. Trigger Warning: Some of the subject matter of this course is sensitive and may cause offense. Please consider this prior to enrolling in the course. The many ways language is used in the construction of sexuality and sexual identity.
How language is used as a resource for performing and perceiving sexual identity. Drawing on linguistic analyses of pronunciation, word choice, and grammar, questions such as: Is there a gay accent?
Why isn't there a lesbian accent? How do transgendered people modify their linguistic behavior when transitioning? How are unmarked heterosexual identities linguistically constructed? Sexuality as an issue of identity, as well as of desire. Iconic relations between elements of language such as breathy voice quality and high pitch, and aspects of desire such as arousal and excitement.
How language encodes ideologies about sexuality; how language is used to talk about sexuality in public discourses about gay marriage and bullying, as well as in personal narratives of coming out.
How language encodes dominant ideologies about sexuality, evident in labels for sexual minorities as well as terminology for sex acts. Discussions of readings, explorations of how sexuality is portrayed in popular media, and analyses of primary data. Final research paper on a topic of student choice. African American Women's Lives. Preference to sophomores. African American women have been placed on the periphery of many historical documents.
Drawing largely on primary sources such as letters, personal journals, literature and film, this course explores the everyday lives of African American women in 19th- and 20th-century America. Wells and Ella Baker, two luminaries of civil rights activism.
We will examine the struggles of African American women to define their own lives and improve the social, economic, political and cultural conditions of black communities. This course explores the ways in which women - white and black, immigrant and native born, free and enslaved - lived and labored in American cities during the long nineteenth century.
Together we will examine a variety of primary sources including diaries, municipal and institutional records, newspapers, memoirs, oral histories, and visual culture. We will also consider whose stories are told and explore how historians make sense of times very different from our own.
Priority given to History majors and minors. This course explores the long history of ideas about gender and equality. Each week we read, dissect, compare, and critique a set of primary historical documents political and literary from around the world, moving from the 15th century to the present. We tease out changing arguments about education, the body, sexuality, violence, labor, politics, and the very meaning of gender, and we place feminist critics within national and global political contexts.
Like other 90 and level courses, 90M will explore basic elements of fiction and nonfiction writing. Students will read a wide variety of stories and essays in order to develop a language for working through the themes, forms, and concerns of the queer prose canon. Students will complete and workshop a piece of writing that in some way draws upon the aesthetics or sensibilities of the work we have read, culled from exercises completed throughout the quarter. This final piece may be a short story, a personal essay, a chapter from a novel or memoir, or a piece that, in the spirit of queerness, blurs or interrogates standard demarcations of genre.
The course is open to any and all students, regardless of how they define their gender or sexuality. NOTE: First priority to undergrads. Students must attend the first class meeting to retain their roster spot. Gender is one of the great social issues of our time. What does it mean to be female or feminine?
How has femininity been defined, performed, punished, or celebrated? Writers are some of our most serious and eloquent investigators of these questions, and in this class we'll read many of our greatest writers on the subject of femininity, as embodied by both men and women, children and adults, protagonists and antagonists.
We'll do so in order to develop a history and a vocabulary of femininity so that we may, in this important time, write our own way in to the conversation. This is first and foremost a creative writing class, and our goals will be to consider in our own work the importance of the feminine across the entire spectrum of gender, sex, and identity.
We will also study how we write about femininity, using other writers as models and inspiration. As we engage with these other writers, we will think broadly and bravely, and explore the expressive opportunities inherent in writing.
We will explore our own creative practices through readings, prompted exercises, improv, games, collaboration, workshop, and revision, all with an eye toward writing the feminine future. Although Hip-Hop is frequently associated with homophobia, violence, sexism, and misogyny it continues to resonate with people the world over.
By going beyond a surface level critique of Hip-Hop culture, this course explores the ways that queerness operates in and in conjunction with Hip-Hop culture. Topics covered include Hip-Hop and feminism, tensions between Hip-Hop and queerness, the role of commercialization of Hip-Hop in queer representation and inclusion with the culture, and how the intersections of Hip-Hop and queer theory can speak to issues of identity, power and privilege.
We will discuss genres including classical, musical theater, rap, pop, country, and punk as well as queer socialities formed in and through these musical scenes. We will think critically about the subtleties of musical language and queer affect, the circulation of gay rumors, and the diva as an object of queer obsession while asking how race, gender, and class as well as elitism, status, and taste inform such inquiries. This course is a required training for student leaders of the Seeds of Change initiative.
This initiative takes an interdisciplinary approach to STEM education, infusing students' technical training with leadership training through a lens of gender inequality - bringing together key components of feminist pedagogy, service-learning, and experiential education to create a transformational learning experience.
In this three-quarter course Fall, Winter, Spring , student leaders will: learn the core content featured in the Seeds of Change curriculum, reflect on their experiences as both learners and teachers of this content, hone their own leadership and group facilitation skills, and engage as researchers in the initiative's evaluation efforts.
Please email kpedersen stanford. See syllabus for adjusted course schedule and times. Taught by long-time community organizer, Beatriz Herrera. This course explores the theory, practice and history of grassroots community organizing as a method for developing community power to promoting social justice. And we will contextualize these through the theories and practices developed in the racial, gender, queer, environmental, immigrant, housing and economic justice movements to better understand how organizing has been used to engage communities in the process of social change.
Through this class, students will gain the hard skills and analytical tools needed to successfully organize campaigns and movements that work to address complex systems of power, privilege, and oppression. As a Community-Engaged Learning course, students will work directly with community organizations on campaigns to address community needs, deepen their knowledge of theory and history through hands-on practice, and develop a critical analysis of inequality at the structural and interpersonal levels.
Placements with community organizations are limited. Enrollment will be determined on the first day through a simple application process. Students will have the option to continue the course for a second quarter in the Winter, where they will execute a campaign either on campus or in collaboration with their community partner.
Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to interdisciplinary approaches to gender, sexuality, queer, trans and feminist studies. Topics include the emergence of sexuality studies in the academy, social justice and new subjects, science and technology, art and activism, history, film and memory, the documentation and performance of difference, and relevant socio-economic and political formations such as work and the family.
Students learn to think critically about race, gender, and sexuality from local and global perspectives. Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America.
Since the s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. We will learn about a spectrum of political art designed to raise social awareness, spark social change and rouse protest. Works such as Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party , Fred Wilson's Mining the Museum , and Glenn Ligon's paintings appropriating fragments from African-American literature all raised awareness by excavating historical evidence of the long legacy resisting marginalization.
For three decades feminist artists Adrian Piper, Barbara Kruger and the Guerilla Girls have combined institutional critique and direct address into a provocative form of criticality.
Recent art for social justice is reaching ever broadening publics by redrawing the role of artist and audience exemplified by the democratization of poster making and internet campaigns of Occupy and the Movement for Black Lives. We will also consider the collective aesthetic activisms in the Post-Occupy era including Global Ultra Luxury Faction, Climate Justice art projects, and the visual culture of Trump era mass protests.
Why are each of these examples successful as influential and enduring markers of social criticism? What have these socially responsive practices contributed to our understanding of American history?. The 2 unit option is for graduate students only. Gender in Native American Societies.
Junior Seminar and Practicum. Preference to and required of Feminist Studies majors; others require consent of instuctor. Feminist experiential learning projects related to critical studies in gender and sexuality. Identifying goals, grant proposal writing, and negotiating ethical issues in feminist praxis. Developing the relationship between potential projects and their academic focus in the major.
Senior Seminar and Practicum. Required for Feminist Studies majors. Non-majors enrolled with consent of instructor. Students develop oral reports on their practicum and its relationship to their academic work, submit a report draft and revised written analysis of the practicum, and discuss applications of feminist scholarship. May be repeated once for credit. This 2 unit course will provide students the opportunity to explore possible honors topics, project design, advisor options, and university resources including grants, libraries, and faculty.
Students will use their findings to write a proposal to submit to the honors program as well as a proposal to submit to UAR for undergraduate funding. After completing the proposal, students will have more clear next steps for their honors projects, including summer research needs, spring course selection as it relates to their topic, and building advisor relationships.
From childhood, individuals are presented with texts and images about what it means to be female, what it means to be male, but rarely what it means to question that binary.
These images and texts also present what it means to be in relationship with one another, and what it means to reject established gender roles.
In this course, students will examine and research how lessons learned from popular culture impact the treatment and expectations of people individually as well as in relationship with each other.
Specifically, we will analyze the ways in which news articles, movie clips, magazine advertisements, television commercials as well as other texts present gender identities as binary as well as gender roles of those binary structures.
How are the roles and bodies of all genders presented as objects open to scrutiny, critique, exploitation, abuse, and awe? Through case studies of films and campaign ads, visits to spaces on campus that construct gender binaries, and field trips to off campus sites, we will explore how representations of gender challenge or reinforce messages in popular media. Discussion of current issues and questions related to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
You're Majoring in What?! Why Feminism is Still Relevant. Stanford Feminist Study alum and community activists will join this weekly seminar to share how studying feminism has helped them professionally. In this course, we will explore the history, the development, the critiques and praise of sororities and fraternities. How do Greek organizations present their activities and goals? What values and roles do they highlight during recruitment? Who joins them? What expectations are there for participants?
What are the perceived benefits that come with joining? How are sorority women and fraternity men discussed by outsiders? How do the stereotypes of Greek life impact perceptions of individuals as well as particular sororities and fraternities? Students in this course will interrogate masculinity and its impacts on culture broadly, with a focus on college campuses. Some questions considered will include: How do structures and expectations of masculinity impact sexual assault and response to sexual assault?
Where on campus do we see pressure to perform masculinity? What expectations do some campus communities, such as athletics and Greek life, have of their members to perform and maintain masculinity? How are male identifying individuals expected to behave in communities shaped by masculinity? What spaces are there for gender non-conforming folks in communities shaped by masculinity? How do structures of masculinity impact expectations of femininity and femme in these spaces and others?.
Students bring widely varying experiences of relationships, whether romantic, familial, platonic, sexual, or professional. This course provides students an opportunity to explore how power functions in these relationships. Relying on feminist critiques of power, students will examine how constructions of gender and sexuality impact our daily lives as well as how we relate to others in those relationships while negotiating power. Activities, readings, and discussions will prompt students to reflect on ways society constructs sex, gender, and intimacy via media and politics.
We will explore the following themes through an intersectional lens: codes of masculinity, concepts and practicalities of affirmative consent in straight and LGBTQIA contexts, sexual harassment and sexual empowerment, and the lived experience of dating, romance, and relationships. Incoming students bring widely varying experiences of intimate relationships, whether romantic, familial, platonic, or sexual.
This course provides students an opportunity to examine sexuality as a broad concept encompassing a dimension of our humanity and its surrounding cultural systems, impacting how we relate with one another: our experience of sex, gender, intimacy, and worldview. Activities, readings, and discussions will prompt students to reflect on society constructs sex, gender, and intimacy.
Themes will include intersectional feminism and codes of masculinity, concepts and practicalities of affirmative consent in straight and LGBTQIA contexts, gender and sexual identity spectrums, and the lived experience of dating, romance, and relationships. Internship in Feminist Studies. One unit represents approximately three hours work per week. Required paper. May be repeated for credit. Service Learning Course certified by Haas Center. Prerequisites: Course work in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, written proposal and application form submitted for approval by program office, written consent of faculty sponsor.
Course may be taken 3 times total, for a max of 15 units. Gender in the Arab and Middle Eastern City. What are the components of gendered experience in the city, and how are these shaped by history and culture? This course explores gender norms and gendered experience in the major cities of Arab-majority countries, Iran and Turkey.
Assigned historical and sociological readings contextualize feminism in these countries. Established and recent anthropological publications address modernity, mobility, reproduction, consumption, and social movements within urban contexts.
Students will engage with some of the key figures shaping debates about gender, class, and Islam in countries of the region typically referenced as North Africa and the Middle East MENA.
They will also evaluate regional media addressing concerns about gender in light of the historical content of the course and related political concepts. In , Title IX legislation opened up a vast range of opportunities for women in sports. Since then, women's sports have continued to grow yet the fight for recognition and equality persists. Simply put, men's sports are more popular than women's--so much so, in fact, that people often make the hierarchical distinction between "sports" and "women's sports.
And, given the well-documented corruption at the highest levels of men's sports, should such an ascent in popularity be the goal for women's sports?
This course will map out and respond to the multifaceted issues that emerge when women enter the sports world. Throughout the quarter, we will explore the fight for gender equality in sports through historical, cultural, and rhetorical lenses.
Global Women Leaders: Past and Present. This course will introduce students to global women's history, and focus on the emergence of women political leaders in the 20th century. We will begin by looking at the history of patriarchy around the world, and then consider the growth of feminist politics. We will look at movements for women's self-determination in the 19th and 20th centuries, and women's emergence as national political leaders in the 20th century.
We then focus on a series of global women leaders, primarily heads of state, and explore their biographies and historical contributions. What conditions have permitted women to emerge as heads of state in the 20th century? Have women made a distinctive contribution as heads of state and political activists?
In addition to lectures and discussions, class meetings include viewing several films. This discussion group will meet times during the quarter.
Course times will be determined at the start of Winter Quarter. For questions, email rmeisels stanford. Repeatable for credit. This class is structured around three motifs: love suicide as a romantic ideal , female desire, and same-sex sexuality.
Over the course of the quarter we will look at how these motifs are treated in the art and entertainment from three different moments of Japanese history: the Edo period , the modern period , and the contemporary period present.
We will start by focusing on the most traditional representations of these topics. Subsequently, we will consider how later artists and entertainers revisited the conventional treatments of these motifs, informing them with new meanings and social significance. We will devote particular attention to how this material comments upon issues of gender, sexuality, and human relationships in the context of Japan. Informing our perspective will be feminist and queer theories of reading and interpretation.
Reproductive Politics in the United States and Abroad. Course description: This course examines the issues and debates surrounding women's reproduction in the United States and beyond.
Topics include: birth control, population control, abortion, sex education, sex trafficking, genetic counseling, assisted reproductive technologies, midwifery, breastfeeding, menstruation, and reproductive hazards. Remarkable breakthroughs In conceptions of the gendered self are everywhere evident in literature and the arts, beginning primarily with the Early Modern world and continuing into today.
In so doing, the reader often supplies the presence of the female voice and thereby enters into her self-consciousness and inner thoughts. Transgender and gender-expansive identities are the subject of growing attention and often sensationalist interest in the media as well as in the healthcare field, yet there exists a dearth of legitimate academic courses, research and writing that reflect and explore gender identity and expression as a fluid spectrum rather than a fixed binary.
This course will address transgender and gender expansive identities from historical, medical, literary, developmental and sociopolitical perspectives. Feminist Poetry in the U. We will think broadly about the relationship between politics and poetry, and focus specifically on the influences of second- and third- wave feminism on poetry produced by women in the U.
Sexual Diversity and Health. The format includes a one-day conference featuring a variety of expert speakers covering different aspects of sexual diversity and health, followed by a debriefing and discussion session to integrate what has been heard and learned. Considers the possibility of identifying queer reading and writing practices in early modern England as well the theoretical and historical obstacles such a project necessarily encounters.
Study of Renaissance queerness in relation to the classical tradition on the one hand and the contemporary discourses of religion, law, and politics on the other. Readings include plays, poems, and prose narratives as well as letters, pamphlets, and ephemeral literature. Both major and minor authors will be represented. Psychiatrist Dori Laub has argued that the process of narrating trauma is essential to the healing process.
Not only is telling the story important, but it is also crucial to have someone else bear witness to the narrative. But how do people even begin to narrate stories of violence and pain, and how do we become good listeners?
How are these stories told and heard in the specific context of queer world making? This course will explore narratives of trauma in queer lives through literature, film, media, and performance in conjunction with trauma theory and psychoanalysis. We will pay specific attention to questions of community, healing, violence, and affect at the intersections of queerness and race, sex, disability, class, gender, and nationality.
This course investigates how culture and diversity shape who becomes an engineer, what problems get solved, and the quality of designs, technology, and products. As a course community, we consider how cultural beliefs about race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, abilities, socioeconomic status, and other intersectional aspects of identity interact with beliefs about engineering, influence diversity in the field, and affect equity in engineering education and practice.
We also explore how engineering cultures and environments respond to and change with individual and institutional agency. The course involves weekly presentations by scholars and engineers, readings, short writing assignments, and discussions.
Class attendance is required. This course introduces students to the theoretical and analytical frameworks necessary to critically understand constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary American film. Through a sustained engagement with a range of independent and Hollywood films produced since , students analyze the ways that cinematic representations have both reflected and constructed dominant notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the United States.
Utilizing an intersectional framework that sees race, gender, and sexuality as always defined by one another, the course examines the ways that dominant notions of difference have been maintained and contested through film in the United States.
This interdisciplinary fine arts course is designed to examine the nature of artistic imagination, sources of creativity and the way this work helps shape social change. We will consider the relationship among muses, mentors and models for queer artists engaged in such fields as visual art, music, theatre, film, creative writing and dance. Exploring various cultures, lands and times, we will study the relationship between memory and vision in serious art. We will ask questions about the role of the artist in the academy and the broader social responsibility of the artist.
We will locate some of the similarities and differences among artists, engage with different disciplines, and discover what we can learn from one another. This seminar requires the strong voices of all participants.
To encourage students to take their ideas and questions beyond the classroom, we will be attending art events performances, exhibits, readings individually and in groups. Students will develop their abilities to write well-argued papers. They will stretch their imaginations in the written and oral assignments. And they will grow more confident as public speakers and seminar participants.
Transgender Cultural Studies. We will look historically and globally at differences in representation in order to better understand our current cultural moment. We will explore multiple genres, formats, and authorial points of view to critically think through how and by whom trans stories are told. How do interlocking systems of oppression continue to dictate and drive trans representation and narrative; how do trans authors and artists push back against these systems to re construct their own narrative and image?
Archaeology of Gender and Sexuality. How archaeologists study sex, sexuality, and gender through the material remains left behind by past cultures and communities.
Theoretical and methodological issues; case studies from prehistoric and historic archaeology. This course provides an interdisciplinary grounding in historical and theoretical foundations of queer culture and theory. A critical interrogation of sex, gender, sexuality, pleasure, and embodiment will provide students with a framework for producing their own queer cultural critique.
We will explore LGBTQ history alongside contemporary queer issues in popular culture, health, science, government policy, and politics. This course will also address the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, class, ability, age, nationality, and religion.
Students will engage with multiple disciplinary approaches that have both shaped queer studies and have been shaped by queer methodology.
Reality Television and All Things Basic. And does this form of reality simply reproduce the heteronormative order, or can this form of media ever subvert normative prescriptions regarding gender, age, race, class, and sex uality?. Sex and Love in Modern U.
Social influences on private intimate relations involving romantic love and sexuality. Topics include the sexual revolution, contraception, dating, hook-ups, cohabitation, sexual orientation, and changing cultural meanings of marriage, gender, and romantic love. Challenging Sex and Gender Dichotomies in Medicine. Explores and challenges the traditional physiological bases for distinguishing human males from females, as well as the psychosocial factors that play a role in experiencing and expressing gender and sexuality.
Topics include the influence of sociocultural gender norms and behaviors on human biology, the interactions of sex and gender on medical outcomes, the importance of understanding the spectrum of sex, gender, and sexuality in clinical practice.
Virginia Woolf in the Age of MeToo. How does a groundbreaking first wave feminist theorist and novelistic innovator speak intergenerationally? Everything about MeToo can be found in Virginia Woolf's works, from gender oppression, to the politics of women's entry into the public sphere, to the struggle of women to be heard and believed. We begin with A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas , tying them to media coverage of MeToo, then turn to the identity politics of her fiction and to broader histories of feminism and feminist theory.
How can we make sense of a culture of extraordinary sexual repression that nevertheless seemed fully preoccupied with sex? Examination of the depictions of sex in Victorian literary and cultural texts. Privatization and the increasing proliferation of ever more removed technologies of killing have raised questions regarding the disposability of racialized populations targeted for submission or containment.
The global, ubiquitous nature of the U. How has racial and gendered violence functioned to determine not only which bodies matter but which lives are legible and which subjects granted the full range of human complexity? Critical Issues in International Women's Health.
Facilitated discussion about women's lives, from childhood through adolescence, reproductive years, and aging. Economic, social, and human rights factors, and the importance of women's capacities to have good health and manage their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles. Organizations addressing these issues. A requirement of this class is participation in public blogs.
Prerequisites: Human Biology core or equivalent or consent of instructor. Sex and Gender in Judaism and Christianity. What role do Jewish and Christian traditions play in shaping understandings of gender differences?
Is gender always imagined as dual, male and female? This course explores the variety of ways in which Jewish and Christian traditions - often in conversation with and against each other - have shaped gender identities and sexual politics. We will explore the central role that issues around marriage and reproduction played in this conversation. Perhaps surprisingly, early Jews and Christian also espoused deep interest in writing about 'eunuchs' and 'androgynes,' as they thought about Jewish and Christian ways of being a man or a woman.
We will examine the variety of these early conversations, and the contemporary Jewish and Christian discussions of feminist, queer, trans- and intersex based on them. How do novels represent sexual life? This course reads texts from the eighteenth century to the present day, and considers how novelists represent the discombobulating effects of desire in fictional prose.
Authors may include: S. Richardson, N. Hawthorne, J. Austen, E. Gissing, H. James, D. Lawrence, J. Joyce, V. Nabokov, J. Baldwin, A. Hollinghurst and Z. Introduction to Queer Theory. What can Queer Theory help us do and undo? Emerging at the intersections of feminist theory, queer activism, and critical race studies in the 's, Queer Theory has become a dynamic interdisciplinary field that informs a wide range of cultural and artistic practices.
This course will introduce students to the development of queer theory as well as core concepts and controversies in the field. While considering theoretical frames for thinking gender, sexuality, and sex, we will explore the possibilities--and limitations--of queer theory with a focus on doing and undoing identity, knowledge, and power. This course is focused on the feminist concept of intersectionality.
As a mode of Black feminist thought, lived activist practice, and interdisciplinary research methodology, intersectionality allows us to think about overlapping forms of identity and the interlocking power structures that produce systematic oppression and discrimination.
We will examine the origins and development of intersectional feminism and consider its far-reaching impact in social justice work and contemporary activist movements. As we learn the language, methods, and critiques of intersectionality, we will cover issues related to rights, ethics, privilege, and globalization while discussing social difference on micro- and macro-levels.
Transgender Performance and Performativity. This course examines theater, performance art, dance, and embodied practice by transgender artists.
Students will learn the history and politics of transgender performance while considering the creative processes and formal aesthetics trans artists use to make art. We will analyze creative work in conversation with critical and theoretical texts from the fields of performance studies, art history, and queer studies.
Masculinity: Technologies and Cultures of Gender. What is masculinity? How are masculinities invested with power and meaning in cultural contexts? How is anthropological attention to them informed by and extending inquiry across the academy in spheres such as culture studies, political theory, gender studies, history, and science and technology studies?
Limited enrollment. Transatlantic Female Modernists. How did American and British women writers express their experiences of modernity? But distinctions of race, class, culture, nation, and literary inheritance were powerful determinants on how individual writers gave voice to their creative aspirations. This course explores what binds and what differentiates various forms of aesthetic, political, and cultural representation in the works of pioneering transatlantic innovators: Virginia Woolf; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Zora Neale Hurston; Djuna Barnes; Katherine Mansfield; Nella Larson; Amy Lowell; H.
The centrality of the marriage plot in the development of the British novel beginning in the 18th century with Samuel Richardson's Pamela and ending with Woolf's modernist novel Mrs.
The relationship between novelistic plotting and the development of female characters into marriageable women. What is the relationship between the novel and feminine subjectivity? What aspects of marriage make it work as a plotting device? What kinds of marriages do marriage plots allow?
Is the development of women's political agency related to their prominence in the novel form?. Sex, Courtship, and Marriage in America. How people meet, who they date, and when they settle down have all changed dramatically in recent decades. This course will provide students with a thorough overview of demographic, sociological, and historical perspectives on sex, relationships, and family in the United States.
Students will become familiar with the empirical patterns and trends, political and cultural debates, and policy issues concerning historical and modern romantic and sexual relationships, as well as the major theories and research methods used in the sociological study of relationships. Throughout the course, we will explore how changes in modern relationships may affect broader patterns of social inequality and family structure.
Additionally, we will examine how the mate selection process intersects with various aspects of gender, sexuality, class, race, and technology. This weekly course facilitates conversations on issues of the body across a wide spectrum of contemporary experiences, controversies, and contexts.
Informed by gender studies, critical race theory, and feminist theory, we will explore current events related to racialized violence, size liberation, reproductive rights, HIV criminalization, rape culture, disability, transgender rights, and health and fitness.
Transnational Sexualities. This course considers the impact of globalization on sexual identities and cultures from a transnational perspective. We will consider how shifting geographical discourses and practices have redefined gender and sexuality across cultures, across borders. Beauty functions as a form of currency that can grant access, privilege, and possibility. How do European beauty standards collude with patriarchal power to justify social inequalities?
This class facilitates weekly discussions that focus on the social construction of beauty and its socio-political impact on people of all genders.
With the goal of expanding our sense of what beauty is and does, we will mine feminist theory and popular culture for surprising commentary on topics including objectification, aging, celebrity, self-fashioning, and the politics of counter-aesthetics. Literature, as a social and cultural product of its time, can inform and deepen our understanding of oppression. Using literature as a vehicle, this course will explore the impact of and responses to men's violence against women.
In dialogue with theoretical texts, we will analyze the literary representations of patriarchy that inform societal acceptance of gender-based violence, identify the historical prevalence of victim blaming and impunity in these works, and assess the implications on policy making at the individual, community and political level. There is an optional service-learning component. Rereading Judaism in Light of Feminism. During the past three decades, Jewish feminists have asked new questions of traditional rabbinic texts, Jewish law, history, and religious life and thought.
Analysis of the legal and narrative texts, rituals, theology, and community to better understand contemporary Jewish life as influenced by feminism. American Women Writers, This course traces the ways in which female writers negotiated a series of literary, social, and intellectual movements, from abolitionism and sentimentalism in the nineteenth century to Progressivism and avant-garde modernism in the twentieth.
This course is designed to broaden the student's awareness of the human experience by introducing scholarly debates about sex, gender and sexual identities and expressions.
By analyzing primary documents that range from personal accounts private letters, autobiography, early LGBT magazines, and oral history interviews to popular culture postcards, art, political posters, lesbian pulp fiction, and film to medical, military, and legal papers, students will understand how the categories of gender and sexuality have changed over the past years.
This class investigates the relationship among queer, straight and transgender identities. Seminar discussions will question how the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality influenced the construction of these categories. Focus is on the contributions of immigrants and communities of color to the meaning of citizenship in the U.
Citizenship, more than only a legal status, is a dynamic cultural field in which people claim equal rights while demanding respect for differences. Academic studies of citizenship examined in dialogue with the theory and practice of activists and movements.
Engagement with immigrant organizing and community-based research is a central emphasis. Activism and Intersectionality.
How are contemporary U. This course explores the emergence, dynamics, tactics, and targets of social movements. The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the sociological conceptualization of gender. Through the sociological lens, gender is not an individual attribute or a role, but rather a system of social practices that constructs two different categories of people men and women and organizes social interaction and inequality around this difference.
We will then investigate how gender structures our everyday lives through the individual, interactional, and institutional levels. Finally, we will discuss avenues for reducing gender inequality. Throughout the course, we will prioritize reading, evaluating, and questioning sociological theory and research on gender.
Fraternities have been found to be associated with an increased risk of female sexual assault on campus. Vulnerable students and those from marginalized groups are often found to be at increased risk.
This is also a significant problem in k12 education. Sexual harassment rates are even higher. Survivors have come forward across the country with harrowing stories of assault followed by what they describe as an insensitive or indifferent response from college administrators.
These survivors have launched one of the most successful, and surprising, social movements in recent memory. As a result, the federal government under President Obama stepped up its civil rights enforcement in this area, with over colleges and universities under investigation for allegedly mishandling student sexual assault complaints as of the end of that administration. The one thing that survivors and accused students appear to agree on is that colleges are not handling these matters appropriately and appeared to be more concerned with protection the institutional brand than with stopping rape or protecting student rights.
Colleges have meanwhile complained of being whipsawed between survivors, accused students, interest groups, and enforcement authorities. In an about-face that many found shocking, the Trump Administration rescinded all of the Obama-era guidance on the subject of sexual harassment and has promulgated new proposed regulations that would offer significantly greater protection to accused students and to institutions and commensurately less protection to survivors.
An increasingly partisan Congress has been unable to pass legislation addressing the issue. This course focuses on the legal, policy, and political issues surrounding sexual assault and harassment on college campuses. Each week we will read, dissect, compare and critique a set of readings that include social science, history, literature, legal, policy, journalism, and narrative explorations of the topic of campus sexual assault. We will explore the history of gender-based violence and the efforts to implement legal protections for survivors in the educational context.
We will also study the basic legal frameworks governing campus assault, focusing on the relevant federal laws such as Title IX and the Clery Act. We will critically explore the ways that responses to this violence have varied by the race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics of parties and institutions. We will hear from guest speakers who are actively involved in shaping policy and advocating in this area, including lawyers, activists, journalists, and policymakers.
This year we will also host special guest speaker Chanel Miller, author of the bestselling memoir Know My Name. The subject matter of this course is sensitive, and students are expected to treat the material with maturity. There is no therapeutic component for this course, although supportive campus resources and Title IX staff are available for those who need them. Access the consent form here feminist. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.
Demand for the class is high and participation is capped at The class usually fills by February 9th, so make sure to apply early. Women and Gender in Science, Medicine and Engineering.
Men's and women's roles in science, medicine, and engineering over the past years with a focus on the present. What efforts are underway globally to transform research institutions so that both men's and women's careers can flourish? How have science and medicine studied and defined males and females? How can we harness the creative power of gender analysis to enhance knowledge and spark innovation?.
The course will focus on expatriate women writers - American and British - who lived and wrote in Paris between the wars. Toklas, H. A central theme will be Paris as a lure and inspiration for bohemian female modernists, and the various alternative and emancipatory literary communities they created. Exploration of crossing borders within ourselves, and between us and them, based on a belief that understanding the self leads to understanding others.
How personal identity struggles have meaning beyond the individual, how self healing can lead to community healing, how the personal is political, and how artistic self expression based in self understanding can address social issues.
The tensions of victimization and agency, contemplation and action, humanities and science, embracing knowledge that comes from the heart as well as the mind. Studies are founded in synergistic consciousness as movement toward meaning, balance, connectedness, and wholeness. Engaging these questions through group process, journaling, reading, drama, creative writing, and storytelling.
Study is academic and self-reflective, with an emphasis on developing and presenting creative works in various media that express identity development across borders.
This course examines social conflicts and political controversies in American culture through the lens of visual art and photography. The class explores the relation between American art and the body politic by focusing on issues of poverty, war, censorship, consumerism, class identity, and racial division.
The Politics of Epidemics. When it comes to healthcare, whose bodies matter, who deserves care? How do scholars, activists, and patients confront and combat widespread healthcare disparities?
We will utilize intersectional frameworks to consider the histories, politics, and broader context of current epidemiological data and larger questions about doctor bias, the gender gap in pain, and cultural fears related to illness and the body. Brenda Weber responded to the recent presidential election in Feminist Formations.
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