Professor of Politics
Professor Bengelsdorf has written extensively on issues related to Cuban politics and women in Cuba. In addition, she has conducted field research in Algeria and Peru and taught in Kenya, Honduras, and Cuba. She is interested in social change in the Third World, in American foreign policy, and in postmodern and postcolonial theory.
This seminar is designed for Division III students who are writing their independent study projects on some field within the Social Sciences. The course will center around discourses within the Social Sciences. This broad framework will facilitate exchanges between students working on various paradigms within the social and/or cultural realm. The seminar will focus upon this exchange. After we read key texts to help us develop a common vocabulary, the projects themselves, along with what students suggest in the way of additional reading, will constitute the syllabus.