Gender: Historical Perspectives

Examines the definition of gender in scientific, societal, and historical contexts. Explores how gender influences state formation and the work of the state, what role gender plays in imperialism and in the welfare state, the ever-present relationship between gender and war, and different states’ regulation of the body in gendered ways at different times. Investigates new directions in the study of gender as historians, anthropologists and others have taken on this fascinating set of problems. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

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Offered Fall 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.108 WGS.110

Sexual and Gender Identities

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21H.263 WGS.220

Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa

R 12:30-3:30, 2-103
Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Seminar HASS-H
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Women and War

T 12:30-3:30, 2-103
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Not Offered This Term

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21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Not offered regularly; consult department
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21H.358 U 21H.958 G

Colonialism in South Asia and Africa: Race, Gender, Resistance

Sana Aiyar Graduate
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HASS-H