Film History

Surveys of the transnational development of cinema as an art and industry. Spanning from 1895 to the 1950s, the course situates filmic developments in the contexts of concurrent political, economic, and cultural shifts. … Continue readingFilm History

Gender and Society

Surveys of the transnational development of cinema as an art and industry. Spanning from 1895 to the 1950s, the course situates filmic developments in the contexts of concurrent political, economic, and cultural shifts. … Continue readingGender and Society

Feminist Theory

This course will familiarize students with the debates, key concepts, and conflicts that have informed contemporary articulations of feminist discourse, foregrounding the relationship between theory, social justice, and activism. … Continue readingFeminist Theory

Queer Theory

What might it mean to theorize and archive queerness? How has recent work in queer and transgender studies expanded classic theories of sexuality, pleasure, desire, and politics, and how might we put these interventions to work? … Continue readingQueer Theory

Queer Asylum

How has sexuality been central to U.S. immigration policy and citizenship? How have queer and other migrants negotiated the sexual, gender, racial, nationalist, and affective demands that immigration policy makes on migrant bodies? … Continue readingQueer Asylum