Spring Term 2021 Course Offerings

WGSS is offering two new courses this spring term:


  • WGSS 66.04 Introduction to Black Feminist Thought with Professor Misty De Berry. What is Black Feminist Thought? Why Black Feminist Thought? And just whom is Black Feminist Thought for? This course considers the disciplinary formations and political happenings of Black Feminist Thought in the United States—from its role in the university department to its presence on the ground. Highlighting interlocking issues related to gender, sexuality, race, and economics, we will mine political speeches, visual art, live performance, literature, and theoretical discourse. Period: L; Dist:SOC; WCult:CI; Remote, with synchronous content.


  • WGSS 66.06 Bodies and Technologies in Asian American Popular Cultures with Professor Najwa Mayer. From film, TV, and social media to the fringe punk scenes in between, this course explores the popular cultures of contemporary "Asian America." By centering the bodies/embodied practices and technologies that produce Asian American popular cultures, we will ask historical questions about representation, power, and access, all with close attention to moving categories of race, gender, sexuality, class, and trans/nationalism. Ultimately, popular cultures—the critical, the joyful, and the terrible—will be our guide. Period: ARR; Dist:ART; WCult:CI; Remote, with synchronous content.


For the full list of WGSS spring term course offerings, please visit this webpage.