Things to Keep in Mind
Fall 2022 Courses in Gender and Health
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Gen&WS 331 (Lec 002): Feminist Social Movements Across the Americas
Gen&WS/CLS 332: Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change
Gen&WS 533: The Science of Sexuality
- Lec001 – TR, 11 am – 12:15 pm
- Lec002 (H) – TR, 9:30 – 11 am
Course Description: This interdisciplinary course focuses on sexuality and science from two perspectives. We will discuss current biological and neuroscientific research about sexuality, as well as feminist scholarship on these topics and critical responses to this research. Topics will cover the intersections between biology (e.g., hormones, genetics, neural activity, psychophysiology, evolution, etc.), sexuality (e.g., desire, dysfunction, arousal, bisexuality, orgasm, same-sex sexuality, pleasure, etc.), and feminist/critical scholarship about this research (e.g., feminist science studies, queer theory, feminist psychology, medicalization, etc.). Students are expected to have a background knowledge in women’s studies, sexuality, or biopsychology/neuroscience, but do not need proficiency in more than one of these fields.
Gen&WS 539: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Global Health
Course description: Global Health is a burgeoning field, with an ever-growing number of multilateral, non-governmental, philanthropic and academic enterprises dedicated to improving the health of the global population. These endeavors have been both credited with saving millions of lives through scientific advancements, and subjected to substantial criticism of cultural imperialism and technocratic neocolonialism. This course will examine the contemporary global health project in historical and cultural context, highlighting some of the greatest sources of tension and struggle. Using a feminist lens and focusing on gender as key analytic category, the course will explore the ways that the distribution of global wealth and power impacts health and well-being around the world. The course will explore social, demographic, political and economic determinants of global health, and the ways that these factors interconnect with biomedicine to create and affect health outcomes, both within and across countries. Drawing on critical race, feminist, and development theories, this course situates the study and practice of global health in an intersectional framework.
Are you looking for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff mentors? Browse the OutPages. This directory (hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center) can also help you choose courses across programs.
Students are working on the GWS Club. Join us as we develop plans to put the GWS Club back together. Contact Ava Wilkerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Campus celebrations of Latinx/e Heritage Month begin September 15. Find details about the March Up Bascom, research talks, exhibits, dance classes, and crafts. The keynote features Yesika Salgado, a Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her fat body.
Every month, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies features the work and experience of one of our students. This is a place to find inspiration in reading about your classmates – why they chose GWS and/or LGBTQ+ Studies, where they are engaged and involved on campus, and what kinds of plans they have for…
Every semester, the Victory Congressional Internship brings LGBTQ+ students to D.C. to develop strong leadership skills. Interns work with a LGBTQ+ friendly member of congress and learn about the legislative process.
City Year helps students and schools succeed. City Year partners with schools in 29 communities across the U.S. where staff teams provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports. City Year is hiring recent graduates to serve in full–time positions starting in late summer. Interested candidates can start an application here but are strongly urged to contact a recruiter.
The Social Justice Hub is located in Union South. You can start your own issue-based action team, join a group already in progress, attend a workshop, and be a peer facilitator. This is a space where you can get involved in social justice work on campus.
The Office of Governor Evers frequently hires interns to work in Madison and Milwaukee. There is space to work in many areas, including: operations, policy, constituent services, communications, legislative affairs, etc.. Find more information and fill out the application (resume, cover letter, writing sample) from their website.
LGBT Books to Prisoners is a volunteer-run organizations that sends books and educational materials to LGBTQ people who are incarcerated in the United States. Volunteers gather and package based on requests. Find more information about how to get involved on their website.
Are you interested in working abroad? Consider the International Internship Program (IIP). Find opportunities in gender and the arts, communications, education, and health. Start looking for 2020 - 2021 opportunities.
Volunteer in the Community
UNIDOS supports survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Dane County with a focus on the Latinx community. For more information about how to volunteer, contact Manuel Cerda at email@example.com.
The Morgridge Center is the most comprehensive resource on campus for volunteering in the Madison area. Find Morgridge Center staff on the 1st floor of the Red Gym.