Five College Consortium

Latina Feminism(s)

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Gender Studies
Course Number: 
333FM
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
What is Latina Feminism? How does it differ from and/or intersect with "other" feminisms? In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between Latina feminist theory, knowledge production, and social change in the United States. This interdisciplinary course explores Latina feminism in relation to methodology and epistemology through a historical lens. This will help us to better understand how Latina feminist approaches can inform our research questions, allow us to analyze women's experiences and women's history, and challenge patriarchy and gender inequality. We will explore topics related to knowledge production, philosophies of the "self," positionality, inequality, the body, reproductive justice, representation, and community. Our approach in this class will employ an intersectional approach to feminist theory that understands the interconnectedness between multiple forms of oppression, including race, class, sexuality, and ability. Central to seminar discussions and student learning is a substantial community-based learning requirement that will facilitate a deeper engagement and analysis of the relationship between the concepts we explore in the course. Our goal is to develop a robust understanding of how Latina feminist methodologies and epistemologies can be tools for social change.
Comments: 
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
102672,102986,103023
Schedule #: 
103023

Course Sections

Latina Feminism(s)
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Vanessa Rosa vrosa@mtholyoke.edu T 01:15PM-04:05PM Ciruti 123