Concerns pertaining to gender and sexuality, as well as how feminism is articulated around the world, have become central to the interdisciplinary project of international and global studies.
The thematic cluster will be comprised of five courses, through which students can gain the knowledge and tools to bring feminist epistemologies to bear on their analyses of international and global issues. Scholars in feminist and queer studies—and in the subfields of postcolonial feminism and transnational queer studies, for example—have centralized the construction of space and place in ways that will be useful to IGS students.
The cluster reflects the rigor of feminist and queer analyses of the global and international and is flexible enough to permit choices among students. The core GSFS courses offer students the theory and methods needed for an engagement with global concerns, while the courses in the breadth requirements enable an analysis of specific national/transnational issues. Since GSFS is an interdisciplinary program, the track reflects an interdisciplinary approach to questions of gender and sexuality.
Associate Professor of Political Science
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