The new Minor in Sexuality Studies is administered through the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies as of July 2018 (formerly administered through the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies).
The Minor in Sexuality Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to a fast growing field of study. Sexuality will be examined in its historical context and through current social, political, and cultural practices. The complex role of gender identities-gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and heterosexual-will also be analyzed. Students will be introduced to a diverse range of topics: queer theory and politics, marriage and the family, gay and lesbian parenting, human rights and diversity, law and sexuality, pornography and censorship, reproductive rights, and HIV/AIDS activism.
The program will be of particular interest to those who are interested in Sexuality Studies in general and/or to those who plan to work or are working in national and international community organizations involved with HIV/AIDS, human rights, marriage debates, reproduction rights and technologies, youth health, and hate crime issues and policies.
Students will explore questions such as:
- How have sexualities been defined and represented historically?
- What new sexualities and sexes/genders have emerged in different periods and locations?
- What is the relationship between sexuality and socio-economic and/or cultural practices?
- How has globalization had an impact on sexuality studies?
- What research approaches and critical methods are available for addressing sexuality in its multiple dimensions?
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Call for Submissions: Communal Conversations: A Roundtable Symposium on the Future of Knowledge-Making
The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to invite creative thinkers to submit proposals for our upcoming event, Communal Conversations: A Roundtable Symposium on the Future of Knowledge-Making, that aspire to move beyond institutionalized (academic, governmental, religious, medical, etc.) methods of...
Monday, December 6, 2021
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Dec 6, 2021 Dear friends of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies: On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we continue to to remember and to mourn the women whose lives were cut short at École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. Although we cannot...
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