Transnational Feminism

Course Code: 
WGS 3340
Amanda Davis

This course offers students the opportunity to thoughtfully examine how issues considered critical to the field of gender studies are impacting women's lives throughout the world. We will look closely at how violence, economic marginality, intersections of race and gender, and varied strategies for development are affecting women in specific geographical locations. We will also explore key areas such as access to education, maternal healthcare, environmental concerns, and efforts to promote stability.  Through readings, documentaries, and unique assignments, students will address not only many of the core challenges that women face globally, but also the advocacy work activists and NGOs have taken part in to encourage solidarity and create renewed forms of activism across national borders—work that has been very significant in expanding opportunities for women and young girls and in improving social conditions the world over.