THEORIES OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY
This course provides an overview of important current topics and controversies in gender and sexuality studies, emphasizing emerging directions in scholarship and the foundational readings that have prepared the way for them. Gender and sexuality studies are interdisciplinary fields in conversation with feminist theory and queer theory as well as a host of academic disciplines. Drawing on readings from a variety of disciplines and sampling a range of methodologies, this course works through some of the key moments, movements, and problems that shape contemporary thinking about gender and sexuality. The course invites students to think through materials and ideas in relation to their own research, interests, and commitments.