• Instructor: FREEHA RIAZ

This online, interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the concepts, discussions, debates and intersections related to gender, race and sexualities. We will consider a variety of readings, media resources, and film to consider and understand how gender, race and sexuality have come to have meaning in the world as social categories. We will build and expand our knowledge about these social categories by examining various strands of feminist theories—Black, liberal, radical, socialist, queer, post-structural, post-colonial, Islamic feminism and Womanism(s). We will interrogate these strands of conceptual frameworks to unravel how they intersect with Women’s and Gender Studies to create hierarchies.