Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

WGS 513 - Seminar in Feminist and Queer Research

Course Description: This graduate course on Doing Feminist and Queer Research examines theories, debates and practices regarding feminist and queer epistemologies (how we know) and methodologies (how we produce what we know). Questions we will explore include: What is feminist research? What makes the research feminist and queer? Why is feminist research important? How do we do feminist research? Who are the subjects of feminist and queer research? What are the stakes and contexts which shape the production of feminist and queer research? What are the genealogies, current practices and future directions of feminist and queer research? What are my own research feminist and queer interests, what do I want them to be, and what are the challenges and rewards of doing feminist research? Central themes and issues that will guide our inquiry include: the politics of knowledge construction; power and authority in asserting knowledge claims; practices of writing, representation and interpretation; voice, subjectivity, reflexivity and authenticity; ethics, accountability and reciprocity in relations with research subjects and audiences; disciplinary and inter/disciplinary boundaries; and goals, contexts, applications and limitations of feminist research.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Repeatability Course may not be repeated


Full-Time Enrollment Equivalent: No
Additional Course Fees: None
Course Attribute: None

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