Free Micro-class: Where is Gender and Cultual Studies Today?
Are you eager to spend time this summer thinking about and learning from activists in the field of race and gender justice? Have you been considering graduate school in gender and cultural studies but want to get a sense of what classes would be like?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity to share with you! We will be offering a free online micro-class for prospective students taught by Suzanne Leonard, the Gender and Cultural Studies program director.
“Hood Feminism, White Feminism, and Pleasure Activism: Where is Gender and Cultural Studies Today?” is devoted to the study of contemporary gender studies, racial justice, and feminism. In the class, we will read and discuss three texts: Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (2020), Ruby Hamad’s Brown Tears, White Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color (2020), and adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (2019).
This discussion-based course will focus on the practical applications of theoretical works. There is no cost, and accepted students will receive books for free! The course will also include a spotlighted GCS alumnus who will join us for a discussion of how their current research and employment relate to course themes.
Course Meeting Times:
- Thursdays: June 17, July 1 and July 15
- 6:00-8:00pm EST via Zoom
Participation in, and successful completion of, this micro-class will allow consideration for further graduate study at Simmons University, including in the core GCS course offered this fall (GCS 403, Theory into Practice: Introduction to Gender and Cultural Studies). Enrollment in GCS 403 as a non-degree student will be granted at the discretion of the program director.
Interested? Space is limited so register today!