GRSJ 326: The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-Making
Dr. Alifa Bandali
This course explores theories and realities of gender, sexuality, race and class relations as they relate to the family, nation and state. Threaded through our course is the notion of belonging: Who is able to belong, and in what ways does this come through in terms of family, nation and the state. 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.