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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2007

WGS 393 • BLACK FEMINIST THEORY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49955 MW
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
MEZ 1.104
RICHARDSON

Course Description

Black feminist theory constitutes a distinctive body of politics and thought by black women scholars and activists in the U.S., Africa, and in other parts of the African diaspora. This framework will enable us to examine the continuities between black women's theorizing in diverse locations, as well as exploring how different histories, geographies and genealogies lead to divergent perspectives. Themes explored will include the racial dimensions of biological racism and comparative anatomy, slavery, colonialism, diaspora consciousness, multiple genders and sexualities in Black cultures and communities, and class difference and inequities of power within Black communities. The class will be conducted using interdisciplinary perspectives including history, sociology, literature and film. GRADUATE STANDING REQUIRED. COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY. WGS 393 AND W S 393 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED. MEETS WITH E 389P.

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