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Courses - Spring 2024
WGSS
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Open Seats as of
07/14/2024 at 10:30 PM
WGSS379I
Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Indigenous Feminisms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In Indigenous Feminisms, students will engage with scholarship concerning Indigenous conceptions of gender, sexuality, family, and governance. In each unit, participants will study traditional practices,conceptions,and expressions of Indigenous feminisms; identify the disruptive tactics of settler colonialism, centering the resilience and resurgence of Indigenous communities. In a collaborative "pod" framework, students will engage in discussions and projects throughout the term. By the end of the course, students will craft a creative project reflecting their insights and intended contribution to Indigenous feminist movements. Key focal points include the deep dive into traditional conceptions of gender, the impact of colonial interventions, the complexities of Indigenous sexualities, familial adaptations under colonial strain, Indigenous governance, and Indigenous-led resistance and reclamation such as pipeline protests, protection of sacred Mauna Kea, and the MMIW movement.