Course Details

GWSS 244: Women's & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Cross-Cultural Feminist Methodologies

This course explores the following questions: What is the relationship between methodology and knowledge claims in feminist research? How do language and narrative help shape experience? What are the power interests involved in keeping certain knowledges marginalized/subjugated? How do questions of gender and sexuality, of ethnicity and national location, figure in these debates? We will also pay close attention to questions arising from the hegemony of English as the global language of WGS as a discipline, and will reflect on what it means to move between different linguistic communities, with each being differently situated in the global power hierarchies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the WGST Europe OCS Program required
7-8 credits; HI, IS; Offered Fall 2021; I. Jusová