GRSJ 326: The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-Making

This course thinks with some of the theories and realities of gender, sexuality, race and class relations as they relate to the family, nation and state. Threaded through our course will be understandings of belonging. We will ask: who is able to belong, and what does family, nation and state have to do with it? We will examine contributions made by feminist, anti-colonial, anti-racist and LGBTQ2SIA+ scholars to challenge normative ideologies and research that re-iterate neoliberal, settler colonial, cis-gendered, heteronormative and racialized understandings that have informed dominant conceptions of family, nation and home to name a few.

Instructor: Dr. Alifa Bandali