GWSS 4690/5690: Women, Society, and Race in the United States, taught by Zenzele Isoke, PhD, will meet Wednesdays 12:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
GWSS 4690/5690: Women, Society, and Race in the United States
Space, Identity and Agency in the Black Diaspora
Instructor: Zenzele Isoke, PhD
Wednesdays, 12:45 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.
158 Amundson Hall
This interdisciplinary course critically examines the spatiality of women of color in the United States, and in the Black Diaspora. This course is comprised of writings that have emerged from urban anthropology, human geographies, and contemporary social movements. We will devote special attention to recent black feminist theorizing on the interplay between black female subjectivity and spatiality. The spatial dimensions of political agency are explored, as well as the discursive strategies that make the activisms of people of color compelling and possible. This course aims to stimulate new theorizing on space and identity, as well as foster policy-oriented solutions to contemporary urban problems from a social justice perspective.