Gender Studies | Feminist knowledge and scientific practice
G601 | 2422 | Professor Helen Gremillion


Feminist Knowledge and Scientific Practice examines intersections of
gender and knowledge, with a particular focus on feminist analyses of
scientific epistemology and practice. It explores the implications of
various, and sometimes conflicting, feminist theories about the social
meaning and the gendered construction of scientific research. It may
also analyze representations of race, class, sexuality, and cultural
difference in medical, psychological, and evolutionary accounts of
human nature. Topics include the history and politics of sexual
difference in scientific discourse; feminist perspectives on, and
appropriation of, the concept of objectivity; the circulation of
scientific findings and technologies in popular culture; and the
formulation of alternative scientific methods and knowledges. An
overarching concern of this course is the critical analysis of
disciplinary boundaries, and the creation of interdisciplinary
scholarship.