Introduction to Critical Studies of Masculinities
This fully online course has incredible importance for the social and political moment we are in — between the Trump administration, #MeToo and growing conversation on LGBTQ+ topics, masculinity is in need to theorizing and students will have the unique opportunity to explore the past study of masculinities, and play a part in extending that theory.
This course will provide students with skills in critically analyzing theory in Women's and Gender Studies broadly, and more specifically guide students in their work of generating their own critically grounded theory on masculinities. Beyond academic skills, the course also provides a practical set of skills in naming and understanding the ways that masculinities have been constructed, and how this is critical to understanding political and social movements today.
Course instructor, Milton Achelpohl’s work centers masculinity in a project of theorizing white masculinity through an intervention of Black Feminist Theory. He has taught for over 5 years across K-12 and university settings and devotes his scholarly, activist and intellectual life to the topic of masculinity as it relates to gender, race and social justice more broadly.
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