|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Queer Studies|
This seminar provides an introduction to Black feminist and trans theories' interventions into the modern Western category of the human and its violent exclusions. Since their inception, Black feminist and trans theories have brought attention to the violence of what Sylvia Wynter has called our "genres of the human," and in so doing, have laid bare the very preoccupations of power that condemn the non-white, non-cisgender being to sub-Human status and death in the material and discursive economies of racial capitalism. Students will develop broad knowledge of Black feminist and trans theories' provocations regarding the intersecting identity categories that organize our world, and will be encouraged to develop their own critical approaches that are attentive to the hegemony of racialized gender and its attendant violences.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(CSCT)(FGSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above