Topics in Gender Studies: Disability

G104 — Spring 2023

MarChe' Daughtry
In Person (P)
Days and Times
MW 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Course Description

This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to examine how disability has been understood and depicted by societal institutions such as the legal system, the media, academic disciplines, etc. Course materials, lectures, discussions will consider the ways in which definitions, representations, and experiences of and beliefs about disability are contingent upon culture, time, space, and place. Topics will include: definitions/ models of disability; ableism; lived experiences of disability; discussions of disability and its intersections with race, class, gender, nationality, etc.; disability rights and disability justice movements; disability studies and disability in the academy; sex and sexuality; and representations of disability in the media.