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Juliet Hooker

Core Faculty Ph.D., Cornell University

Associate Professor
Juliet Hooker

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Biography

Professor Hooker writes on issues in contemporary political theory. In addition to her work on political solidarity, her research and teaching interests include theories of multiculturalism, critical race theory, comparative political theory (especially black political thought and Latin American political thought), and multiculturalism and indigenous and Afro-descendant politics in Latin America.

In 2008-2009 Prof Hooker was awarded the Lucia, John, and Melissa Gilbert Teaching Excellence Award in Women's and Gender Studies. Other recent awards include a Junior Scholar in the Study of Democracy in Latin America Grant from the Latin America Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation, and a Visiting Fellowship at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Hooker is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2009); she has also published widely on multiculturalism in Latin America, race and nationalism in Nicaragua, and Afro-descendant politics in Latin America. In addition to book chapters in edited volumes, her articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Latin American Studies, the Latin American Research Review, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society.

WGS 340 • The Us And 3rd-World Feminisms

47801 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CLA 0.120
(also listed as GOV 335M )
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Course Description

This course explores the variety of feminisms developed by women of color and non-western women to critique the racism and ethnocentrism of white-dominated systems and practices, including feminism. Its overall concern is with the contemporary re-conceptualizations of feminism in light of "difference" as a result of the critical perspectives developed by women of color. We begin by examining the dominant approaches to feminist theory that emerged in the United States and Europe, such as liberal, Marxist, and radical feminism, as well as feminist epistemology and post-modern feminist analyses. We will then focus on the critiques of these traditions developed by women of color and their insistence on the need to address the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class.  Finally, we will examine recent debates regarding the politics of sexuality, the role of men in feminism, the relationship between race, gender and sexuality, and Arab feminism.

Grading Policy

Grades will be assessed based on class participation, 2 short essays, and a final paper. 

WGS S340 • Afro-Caribbean Pol/Cul-Nic

89300 • Summer 2012
Meets
(also listed as AFR S374E, GOV S365N )
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STUDY ABROAD COURSE

Course Description

This course will examine the politics of race, culture, nation, and political mobilization among Afro-Caribbean communities on Central America’s Caribbean Coast. It will discuss the historical process by which these communities were formed in the region during the colonial era, different periods of labor migration, the emergence of anti-Black mestizo nationalism, and contemporary struggles for racial justice. Students will learn how Afro-Caribbean populations have drawn from their Caribbean roots to navigate and resist persistent patterns of racial, gender, and economic inequality and have challenged the racially defined limits of citizenship and national belonging within mestizo nation-states. The course will provide students with a foundation for understanding larger racial formation patterns in Central America and ground this analysis in historical and ethnographic studies of Afro-Caribbean populations in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

WGS 340 • The Us And 3rd-World Feminisms

46990 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm WEL 3.402
(also listed as GOV 335M )
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This course explores the variety of feminisms developed by women of color and non-western women to critique the racism and ethnocentrism of white-dominated systems and practices, including feminism. Its overall concern is with the contemporary re-conceptualizations of feminism in light of "difference" as a result of the critical perspectives developed by women of color. We begin by examining the dominant approaches to feminist theory that emerged in the United States and Europe, such as liberal, Marxist, and radical feminism, as well as feminist epistemology and post-modern feminist analyses. We will then focus on the critiques of these traditions developed by women of color and their insistence on the need to address the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class.  Finally, we will examine recent debates regarding the politics of sexuality, the role of men in feminism, the relationship between race, gender and sexuality, and Arab feminism.

WGS 340 • The Us And 3rd-World Feminisms

47683 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm MEZ 2.210
(also listed as GOV 335M )
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This course explores the variety of feminisms developed by women of color and non-western women to critique the racism and ethnocentrism of white-dominated systems and practices, including feminism. Its overall concern is with the contemporary re-conceptualizations of feminism in light of "difference" as a result of the critical perspectives developed by women of color. We begin by examining the dominant approaches to feminist theory that emerged in the United States and Europe, such as liberal, Marxist, and radical feminism, as well as feminist epistemology and post-modern feminist analyses. We will then focus on the critiques of these traditions developed by women of color and their insistence on the need to address the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class.  Finally, we will examine recent debates regarding the politics of sexuality, the role of men in feminism, the relationship between race, gender and sexuality, and Arab feminism.

 

Grades will be assessed based on class participation, 3 short essays, and a final paper.

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