Is being a woman enough to share the same interests, values, and goals with all other women in the world? Is gender a universal denominator superseding racial, cultural, religious, social, and geopolitical differences? Is western feminism a template for all other feminisms? Can we keep our differences and still hear each other and become allies in building of a more just and equitable world? In the face of the current global conservative backlash against gender studies, indigenous, race and migration research, what can the silences and neglected gender movements and ideas of the Global South offer to the exhausted and dispersed western feminism?
If you are interested in these questions, take this face-to-face course taught by the leading researchers in postcolonial and decolonial gender studies. The course is designed as a lively discussion space and offers you to critically tackle the main current debates on gender, identity, migration, coloniality, racism, intersectionality, memory, resistance and re-existence. Engaging the latest cutting-edge sources both in academic literature and in art, fiction and film media, the teaching is based on interactive creative methods such as memory work, automatic writing, theater of the oppressed.
The course is taught and examined in English and aimed at undergraduates from all disciplines with a sufficient command of language and a genuine interest in contemporary political and cultural debates on gender aspects of the global coloniality and a will to make the world a better place.