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Seminar in American Politics; Hidden Figures: Women of Color in Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GVPT170. Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course explores the significant role that women of color have played in American politics. Using an intersectional lens, we criticallyengage biographical, autobiographical, and historical works that give voice to the political experiences of individual women of color. We broaden the notion of "politics" to be inclusive of women of color that are close confidants of male political figures (first ladies,wives, and "mistresses"), revolutionaries, activists, as well as those that serve in formal political positions (elected officials, politicians, and justices). Finally, we grapple with the impact of public policy on the lives of women of color.