Five College Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
This course will introduce and explore themes in Queer Feminist Science Studies. Among the central questions of this class are: What is queer feminism? What is science studies? How is the study of science important to queer feminist critical and worlding work? How do we understand the boundaries between critiquing and practicing science? What does it mean to read queer / feminist theory as a site of knowledge production about biology's proper objects? What sorts of methodologies can help us to know our worlds beyond the nature/culture binary? What might an interdisciplinary biology look like? Students will gain hands on research experience in "queer feminist science studies" through collaboration with the professor and one another and by applying the conceptual and methodological tools explored throughout the semester in the development of independent projects related to their own interests. The class with be experimental and research-intensive. Previous coursework in science studies and/or critical theory helpful.