GQS 365

Indigenous Feminisms

This course is an inquiry into the relevance of Western Feminism and to the pressing new challenges of feminist theorizing and practices. It is an exploration of how indigenous feminism, which seeks to define, explain, and improve women?s lives within patriarchal regimes of power might enrich this literature. Overall, the course addresses the intersections of race, caste, class, nationality and religion and seeks to provide students with an intellectually rigorous background in the development of South Asian scholarship and activism.

Prerequisites: GQS 201 recommended but not required.