Global Gender Studies: Discourses and Theories on Power and Politics
This course develops perspectives on how colonialism and globalization has inflected discourses on gender, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. Apply for courses in global gender studies if you aim to specialize in challenges related to gender issues.
This course develops perspectives on how colonialism and globalization has inflected discourses on gender, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. We explore issues of emerging postcolonial, decolonial, and queer theories and practices, new strategies, and forms of resistance and work for reparations. Concepts as globalization, power, intersectionality, identity, queer, culture, and agency will be dealt with. The aim is to make connections between theory and discourse and different societal spheres, such as politics, aid, and everyday life.
The teaching in Global Gender Studies takes the form of lectures and seminars. In the seminars, you will get the opportunity to deepen your understanding and let your views be confronted with the perspectives of other students. A fundamental part of the courses' design is continuous writing assignments, which give you an opportunity to develop your own thinking and writing. The courses are held in English with both Swedish and international students.