This course examines the emergent field of queer of color critique. Combining woman of color feminism with queer theory, queer of color critique analyzes intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class through interdisciplinary methodologies. This course will examine themes of settler colonialism, interracial love, gender performance, anti-blackness, orientalism, and bilingual resistance through critical theory, literature, film, and television. Together we will explore embodiment, identity, belonging, and the construction of norms. We will interrogate and critique cultural maintenance of the normal or the normative, and advocate for intersectional and abolitionist approaches to justice, equity, and inclusion. We critique so as to imagine possibilities for new futures. Course fulfills: U.S. Diversity and AMST elective.
- Professor: Alexandra Fine