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2017-2018 Projected Courses

Note: You may use the information below to help you plan your 2017-2018 academic year, but also know that it is subject to change at any time. Courses are not definite and times/days of the week for each class are not officially determined unless the term’s schedule has already been posted here.

Courses below represent core courses, experimental courses, topic changers and so on. It does not include practicum, research, dissertation or reading courses (which are typically offered every term) or cross-listed courses from other departments.

For a description of courses, please see the UO Catalog.

Gen Ed key:

  1. AL: Arts & Letters
  2. SS: Social Science
  3. SC: Science
  4. IP: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance
  5. AC: American Cultures
  6. IC: International Cultures

Fall 2017

 Course Title Instructor  Queer Studies Gen Eds
WGS 101 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies Jamie Buffalino SS, IP
WGS 199 Gender and Pop Culture Jeremiah Favara
WGS 221 Bodies and Power Judith Raiskin  SS, IP
WGS 321 Feminist Perspectives: Identity/Race/Culture Jamie Bufalino SS, AC
WGS 351 Decolonial Feminisms (formerly Global Feminisms) Carolyn Craig SS, IC
WGS 410/510 Indigenous Feminisms  Lani Teves
WGS 411/511 Feminist Praxis Judith Raiskin  IP
WGS 422/522 Sexuality Studies: Digital Cultures Jeremiah Favara    IP
WGS 432/532 Gender, Environment and Development Yvonne Braun

Winter 2018

Course Title Instructor Queer Studies Gen Eds
WGS 101 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate students SS, IP
WGS 201 Intro to Queer Studies Jeremiah Favara  IP
WGS 199 Black Feminist Histories (Eventually will
be regularized as WGS 211)
Shoniqua Roach
WGS 250 Gender, Literature and Culture Judith Raiskin  AL, IP
WGS 315 History and Development of Feminist Theory Kemi Balogun SS, IP
WGS 361 Gender and Film/TV Jeremiah Favara AL, IP
WGS 410/510 Muslim Women: Historical and Contemporary Lives and Identities Irum Shiekh

Spring 2018

Course Title Instructor Queer Studies Gen Eds
WGS 101 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate Students  SS, IP
WGS 251 Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms Carolyn Craig  SS, IP
WGS 303

Women and Gender in American History

This course will examine gender roles throughout U.S. history, considering how notions of femininity and masculinity were constructed.  We will examine four distinct periods: the colonial era, the era of U.S. expansionism (1880-1917), the Cold War era (1945-1960s), & the late 20th century (1960-2000).  Students will analyze how historians have utilized gender theory to understand power relationships in each of these eras.  We will consider the role of primary documents in the discipline of history and students will have the opportunity to engage in the craft of the historian by interpreting and contextualizing primary documents pertaining to the history of women and gender.   ​

Jamie Bufalino  SS, IP
WGS 399 Black Feminist Theories (Eventually will
be regularized as WGS 311)

This course introduces students to key texts, issues, and debates in contemporary, post civil rights black feminist theories and thought. A particular focus of this course is black feminists’ historic interventions into conventional understandings of “theory” and dominant notions of “theory-making.” We will explore the roots and foundations of contemporary black feminisms in the anti-racist and anti-sexist writings of seminal black women activists and theorists, investigate black women’s heterogeneous definitions and articulations of black feminism, and zero in on themes of sexuality, erotics, body politics, and black women’s activism, issues that have been of particular importance to black feminists for the last five decades. 

Shoniqua Roach
WGS 410

Topic: Transgender Studies

This course will look at the present moment of heightened trans visibility through the lenses of history, institutions, cultural production, and activism to gain a richer understanding of the past and future of trans, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer and transsexual people. Course materials will range from high academic theory to poetry, literature, zines, Internet posts, video games, and films to introduce students to a range of perspectives on trans experience.

Amy Billingsley – GE   
WGS 410/510

Topic: Women and American Sport

This course will investigate race, class, gender, and sexuality through the lens of American sports. Possible topics include Title IX, representation, and amateur and professional athletics.

Allison Madar
WGS 422/522

Sexuality Studies: Queer of Color Performance and Critique

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the emerging field of queer of color critique, emphasizing close, critical reading of scholarly and artistic texts—especially novels, performance art, music, and films. We will trace the development of the term “queer of color critique” and the history of queer of color theory, foregrounding its emergence within and indebtedness to foundational black feminist texts theorizing interlocking oppressions, intersectionality, and the racialized sexual regulation of black social formations. Ultimately, the course considers how queer of color performance and critique interface with and interanimate one another, challenging canonical discourses of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the process.

Shoniqua Roach     IP
WGS 451/551

Women, Gender, & Sexuality in the Early Modern Atlantic World

This course will investigate the varying and changing roles of women in the early modern Atlantic world. In addition, this course will explore sexuality, masculinity, and femininity during this period. 

Allison Madar
WGS 600

Feminist Theory

This interdisciplinary graduate seminar covers foundational texts, as well as cutting-edge developments in feminist theory. The course centers intersectional, transnational, and de-colonial theoretical frameworks. 

Kemi Balogun