Current Graduate Courses

Offerings | Spring Semester 2019

WGSST 7701 - Feminist Inquiry II
Professor Guisela Latorre
We 2:15PM-5:00PM
Class number 33058

WGSST 7790 - Research and Writing Workshop
Professor Mary Thomas
Tu 11:15AM-2:00PM
Class number 33059

WGSST 8163 - Practicum in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Professor Treva Lindsey
We 11:15PM-2:00PM
Class number 19586

WGSST 8800.03 - Topics in Feminist Studies: (Human) Rights in the Anthropocene 
Professor A. Marie Ranjbar
Mo 2:15PM-5:00PM
Class number 33060
Description: Who counts as ‘human’ in the age of the Anthropocene? What forms of life matter in this epoch categorized by catastrophic environmental change? How do we theorize human – and more than human – rights resulting from environmental injustice? This graduate seminar will engage with key themes in feminist scholarship on the relationship between global environmental change, human rights, and environmental justice in the Anthropocene. Central to the course will be the exploration of feminist scholarship in decolonial, indigenous, postcolonial, and posthumanist studies. We will focus on the themes of nature, governance, and justice as conceptual frameworks for addressing concerns about: development and dispossession; greenwashing and sustainability; governance and global responsibility; climate change and migration; environmental politics and transnational movements; environmental hazard and (other than) human rights; the pluriverse and non-human worlds.
Some of the assigned readings include:
Stacey Alaimo. 2016. Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in PosthumanTimes
Macarena Gómez-Barris. 2017. The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives. 
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. 2017. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance.
Anna Tsing. 2017. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in capitalist Ruins.




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