Gender Studies | Graduate Topics in Gender Studies: Gender, Citizenship & Belonging
G701 | 15127 | Friedman, S


Gender and sexuality offer a valuable lens through which to analyze
recent challenges to existing citizenship regimes around the world.
Drawing on a growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship in gender
and sexuality studies, history, legal studies, anthropology,
political science, and cultural studies, this course will examine
the role of gender and sexuality in changing im/migration trends,
techniques and technologies of border regulation, and modes of
citizenship.  We will analyze citizenship as both an official, legal
status and a form of belonging produced through everyday practices,
affective ties, and social relationships.  Through attention to the
contentious nature of regulatory practices and struggles over
citizenship, we will explore how diverse claims to belonging have
emerged over time in relation to identity politics, state
classificatory schemes, national imaginaries, and the shifting
borders of nation-states.