After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- understand and historically position current approaches in critical gender/feminist studies, in particular with regards to the life sciences domains (such as, but not limited to food, agriculture, water);
- develop a coherent critical gender studies framework;
- integrate and operationalize this critical gender studies into their own research project/interests;
- directly use feminist/critical gender approaches in doing research in the life sciences domains and draw on the theories and concepts learned to develop and integrate other perspectives; and;
- engage in active learning, critical thinking and academic debate.
Assumed prior knowledge
General interest in gender studies; Bachelor’s degree in social, environmental or gamma sciences
Required readings will be made available before the course starts by the course coordinator.
Reading, pre-session activities, participatory lectures, in-class discussions and post-session group-based and individual reflections.
feminist approaches (history, epistemology, social justice, political ecology), decolonization, more than human approaches, issues in research across power.