Race, Ethnicity, and Feminist Thought

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Course Number



I. Ellasante

Course Long Title

Race, Ethnicity, and Feminist Thought

Cross Listed Courses


This course focuses on race, ethnicity, and national power at their intersections with gender. Acknowledging the realities of white supremacy and patriarchy, students develop their understanding of these systemic and interlocking oppressions, while exploring the resistance to such oppressions that continues to give rise to critical feminist theory. Using a range of transdisciplinary perspectives, students examine the work of BIPOC feminist scholars and activists and encounter modes of critical and liberatory theorizing that productively challenge notions of what constitutes theory. Additionally, students practice ongoing self-reflection, or awareness of their own positionality and the ways it affects their journey through the course.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Africana: Gender)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program, IDAM - AMST Program, IDGS - GSS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year