07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M
Horizon Hall 1012
Section Information for Spring 2023
During the past two decades, there has been a substantial growth of academic scholarship across the humanities and social sciences devoted to exploring the intersections among gender, sexuality, race, and international migration. This course takes interdisciplinary literature in feminist and queer migration studies as its primary point of departure to think more about the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race structure contemporary processes of immigration and border-crossing. We will examine a variety of texts—cultural, socio-legal and historical—across a range of disciplines, including women’s and gender studies, queer studies, political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, and ethnic studies, to name a few. Specific issues we will address include the history of U.S. immigration controls in relation to questions of race, class, gender and sexuality; the contested relationship between refugee law and international human rights law, particularly in the context of women’s and LGBTQ claims for political asylum; child migration and human rights; sex work, trafficking and migration; and feminist and queer anti-deportation activism.
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