Feminist postcolonialism and critical race studies
7.5 ECTS credits
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to feminist postcolonial theory and critical race studies from a gender perspective. The course provides an overview of postcolonial debates in gender studies, including their development and their impact on gender studies and feminist knowledge production. Students learn about indigenous epistemologies, black feminism, and Muslim feminism, as well as other marginalised voices in gender studies. The aim is to promote independent thinking about relations between Nordic colonialism, settler colonialism, and racial oppression in relation to social categories such as gender, race, ethnicity, and religion. How do these power relations contribute to local and global inequalities? For a better understanding of such theoretical issues, students discuss historical cases and contemporary examples to analyse colonial structures, institutional racism, Islamophobia, migration and integration processes, oppression of indigenous peoples, and the representation of minorities. The course offers students a chance to learn about the everyday connections between race, ethnicity, and gender, and also the opportunity to engage in in-depth study of feminist postcolonialism and critical race studies.
Progressive specialisation: G1F (has less than 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: 30 ECTS credits in Gender Studies, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.