Courses

WGSS 604 Independent Directed Study

WGSS 604 01 (14042)  
Independent Directed Study
Vanessa Agard-Jones
3 HTBA
Fall 2015 
Fall 2015

WGSS 605 Feminist Science & Technology Studies: Porous Bodies

WGSS 605 01 (23544)  
Feminist Science and Technology Studies: Porous Bodies
Vanessa Agard-Jones
W 1.30-3.20 WALL81 401
Spring 2015 
 
An interdisciplinary reading seminar on how the body is made and remade in and through its environment and via its relationship to the material world. Theoretical engagements with studies of biopower/biopolitics, new feminist/queer materialisms, and critical science studies. Possible topics include colonial climatological theories, environmental toxicities, biomonitoring, viral infection, chemical contamination, the pharmaceutical industry, food technologies, somatechnics, and epigenetics.
Spring 2015
W 1.30-3.20

WGSS 623/SOCY 523 Sociology of Sex and Gender

The course provides students with an introduction to major theoretical approaches to sex and gender, and it covers recent empirical research in key arenas, including care work, sex work, work and family, mothering and fathering, reproductive technologies, and health.

Spring 2015
TH 2:30-4:20

WGSS 630/AMST703 Feminist Postcolonial Theories: Discourses, Subjects, Knowledge

An advanced survey course in feminist theory that covers key debates over the last three decades within feminist postcolonial scholarship.

Spring 2015
HTBA

WGSS 651/ANTH 451 866/ANTH 651 Intersectionality and Women's Health

WGSS 651 01 (10741) /ANTH451/WGSS431/ANTH651
Intersectionality and Women’s Health
Marcia Inhorn
T 9.25-11.15 SA10 212
Fall 2015 
 
This interdisciplinary seminar explores how the intersections of race, class, gender, and other axes of “difference” (age, sexual orientation, disability status, nation, religion) affect women’s health, primarily in the contemporary United States. Recent feminist approaches to intersectionality and multiplicity of oppressions theory are introduced. In addition, the course demonstrates how anthropologists studying women’s health issues have contributed to social and feminist theory at the intersections of race, class, and gender.
Fall 2015
T 9.25-11.15 SA10 212

WGSS 659/ANTH 655 Masculinity & Men's Health

WGSS 659 01 (10743) /ANTH655
Masculinity and Men’s Health
Staff
Th 11.30-1.20 SA10 212
Fall 2015 
 
This interdisciplinary seminar—designed for students in Anthropology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Global Health—explores in an in-depth fashion ethnographic approaches to masculinity and men’s health around the globe. The course begins with two theoretical texts on masculinity, followed by eleven anthropological ethnographies on various dimensions of men’s health and well-being. Students gain broad exposure to a number of exigent global men’s health issues, issues of ethnographic research design and methodology, and the interdisciplinary theorizing of masculinity scholars in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. In particular, the course demonstrates how anthropologists studying men’s health issues in a variety of Western and non-Western sites, including the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, have contributed to both social theory and ethnographic scholarship of importance to health policy.
Fall 2015
Th 11.30-1.20 SA10 212

WGSS 667/HIST 667 History of Sexuality in Modern Europe

WGSS 667 01 (11319) /HIST667
History of Sexuality in Modern Europe
Carolyn Dean
T 1.30-3.20 HGS 401
Fall 2015 
 
This reading class provides an introduction to the various lines of inquiry informing the history of sexuality. The course asks how historians and others constitute sexuality as an object of inquiry and addresses different arguments about the evolution of sexuality in Europe, including the relationship between sexuality and the state and sexuality and gender.
Fall 2015

WGSS 701/ANTH 508 Queer Ethnographies

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WGSS 701 01 (13815) /ANTH308/WGSS308/ANTH508
Queer Ethnographies
Karen Nakamura
M 3.30-5.20 WTS A48
Fall 2015 
Fall 2015

WGSS 730/HIST943/HSHM736 Health Politics, Body Politics

A reading seminar on struggles to control, pathologize, and normalize human bodies, with a particular focus on science, medicine, and the state, both in North America and in a broader global health context.

Spring 2015
T 1:30–3:20

WGSS 736/AMST709/HIST736/AFAM709 Research in Twentieth-Century US Political and Social History

Projects chosen from the post-Civil War period, with an emphasis on twentieth-century social and political history, broadly defined. Research seminar.

Spring 2015
Th 9:25-11:15

WGSS 767/PSYC 777 Research Topics in Gender & Psychology

WGSS 767 01 (13077) /PSYC777
Research Topics in Gender and Psychology
Marianne LaFrance
3 HTBA
Fall 2015 
 
The “Gender Lab” meets weekly to consider research being done in the Psychology department that bears on some gender-related issue.
Fall 2015

WGSS 870/AMST870 Transborder Studies of Migration, Governance, and Social Movements

This seminar offers critical and thematic readings that examine Central America, Mexico, and the United States as integrated spaces of migration, governance, and cultural and social exchange, focusing on the period 1994 to the present. 

Spring 2015
T 9:25-11:15

WGSS 900 WGSS Certificate Workshop

Built around the WGSS graduate Colloquium and Working Group series, with the addition of several sessions on topics of interdisciplinary methodology, theory, and professionalization. Offered in both fall and spring. As of 2014–2015, enrollment in one term of WGSS 900 will be required of all students for completion of the certificate in WGSS. Credit/Noncredit. For further information, contact jafari.allen@yale.edu.

Spring 2015