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New Spring 2013 Course WMST 4000 (Gender and Disaster)


New Course Offering!

Spring 2013

WMST 4000-001

Advanced Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies:

Gender and Disaster

Tuesdays, 5-7:30pm • HALE 240


This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the nexus of gender and disaster. Using an intersectional perspective, the course examines gender inequalities at each phase of the disaster cycle with particular attention to women’s vulnerability and resilience. In addition to highlighting women’s experiences in disaster, this course will also address social processes involving men and the construction of masculinity. Specific attention is given to the unequal social consequences of disaster in both U.S. and global contexts.