Courses Taught

WGSS 100: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This course serves as an introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Course topics include: what is the necessity of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies? What is the history of these fields? What is feminism (including intersectional feminisms)? What are sex, gender and sexuality? How have these been conceived of historically, politically, and theoretically? Course topics and materials draw from a wide range of disciplines and approaches including, but not limited to: black feminist theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory, embodiment theory, media and cultural studies, etc.  Topics include: feminist social movements, the body, gender and sexual identities, transnational feminisms, sexual violence, politics, and social transformation.  After completing the course, students will be well prepared for upper level work in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Furthermore, this course provides students with opportunities to build their skills in critical analysis—specifically critical reading, writing, and speaking skills—which will be applicable to their future academic and professional engagements.

WGSS 385: Feminist and Queer Health Politics

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the wide fields of feminist and queer health politics.  Drawing from the fields of public health, bio-medicine, sociology, anthropology, and feminist and queer studies, this course will explore the traffic between feminist and queer social movements and the medical world.  Course topics will include: reproductive health, health and sexuality, interpersonal violence as an issue of health, health care access, the politics of disease, disability justice, and transgender health​.  This course will provide students with opportunities to build their skills in critical analysis—specifically critical reading, writing, and speaking skills—which will be applicable to their future academic and professional engagements.

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