This wesbite is the main course management system for the class, and contains all readings, assignments, policies, handouts, projects, and a blog that students post to on a weekly basis. Check out the tabs at the top of this page for these materials.
For more information or questions, email Dr. Cathy Hannabach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course number: GSWS 002-401
When/Where: Wednesday 6-9 pm, 216 Williams Hall
Professor: Dr. Cathy Hannabach
- Email: email@example.com
- Twitter: @Dr_CNH
- Skype: Cathy-Hannabach
- GChat: channabach
- Office: 435 Cohen
- Mailbox: 411 Cohen
My Office Hours:
- Mondays 10-11 am: Online Office Hours. I’ll be on GChat and Skype.
- Tuesdays 12-1:30 pm: In-person Office Hours (in my office, 435 Cohen) AND online (GChat and Skype).
- I’m also available by appointment. Email me and we can set up a time to meet either in-person or online. You can also tweet me questions on Twitter: @Dr_CNH
This course offers an introduction to the critical study of gender in a transnational world, emphasizing gender’s imbrications with sexuality, race, class, and ability. We will investigate constructions of gender in the context of histories of science; the invention of the modern nation-state; nationalism, colonialism and imperialism; activism within and beyond identity politics; visual culture, technology, and media representation; and contemporary processes of globalization, war, and displacement. The course will provide students with methods for critiquing a binary and ahistorical conception of gender, as they will learn how gender is produced in historically and culturally specific ways. Further, the course emphasizes a transnational approach to gender and society, insisting that gender cannot be understood alone but is rather part of a larger constellation that includes histories of colonialism, contemporary globalization, transnational mobilities, and capitalist production and consumption. Students will learn the skills to become critical participants in their contemporary world, and critical readers of the variety of legal, medical, cultural, activist, and political texts they engage with everyday. Students will also learn production skills and familiarity with digital video production, digital mapping software, blogs, and microblogging.
Course Website (you’re already here!): genderandsocs13.wordpress.com
- All readings, announcements, blog, handouts, media, and additional course information are found here
- All grades will be posted here
- Grades are the ONLY thing found on Blackboard
Twitter Hashtag: #gendersoc
- No books to buy!
- Articles & book excerpts: on the Readings page of the course website. You should download, annotate, and bring readings to class (this page is password protected due to copyright regulations. Email me to get the password)
In designing this course, I have built on and drawn inspiration from the fabulous pedagogical work of Janell Hobson, Gayle Salamon, Caren Kaplan, Alexis Lothian, Liz Montegary, Brian Croxell, Adrienne Shaw, Shannon Lundeen, and the folks at ProfHacker. Teaching–like scholarship and activism–is a deeply collaborative endeavor and I am grateful to be part of such a vibrant teaching community.
Image Citations from Syllabus & Website Banner:
- My Body Is Not Public Property poster: Photo by Cathy Hannabach, from March for Women’s Lives, Washington D.C. April 25, 2004.
- Fight Back World Wide poster: By Just Seeds artist collective. Permission granted by creator.
- All gender restroom image: Sign by samirluther. Creative Commons license.
- Gender-Queer image: Photo by celesteh. Creative Commons license.
- Feminism needs sex workers need feminism image: Photo by popmisa. Creative Commons license.
- Intersex symbol image: By Maya Posch & Marcus Werthmann. Creative Commons license.
- Cover of: The Transgender Studies Reader (1st edition). Editors Susan Stryker & Stephen Whittle. New York: Routledge, 2006.
- Cover of: Amber Hollibaugh’s My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.
- Cover of: Feminist Disability Studies. Ed. Kim Q. Hall. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
- Women of Color Against War image: Poster by Favianna Rodríguez. From INCITE!: Women of Color Against Violence website.
- Cover of: Jessica Taft’s Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas. New York: NYU Press, 2010.
- Girls Rock Philly image: From Girls Rock Philly website.