Using Sara Ahmed's concept of the feminist killjoy, this course examines various theoretical and practical dimensions of social justice, equity, and diversity work. Informed by feminist theory, gender studies, critical race theory, and anti-colonial theories, this course will explore intersectional feminist activism at odds with racism, sexism and colonialism in institutional life. Pragmatic explorations will include an analysis of the physical and emotional intensities of embodying and performing killjoy tactics, and killjoy strategies for sustainable self and community care.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
WGST 320 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.