Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022

     

ANTH 419 001 (CRN: 14342)

BLACK FEMINIST SCIENCE STUDIES

Long Title: BLACK FEMINIST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Massie, Victoria M.
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:29PM W MCA 103 (22-AUG-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 12
Section Enrolled: 2
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 12
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 9
Enrollment data as of: 8-FEB-2023 9:46PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7-DEC-2022  
9:00AM - 12:00PM W TBA TBA
 
Description: This course engages Black feminism as a foundation for science and technology studies (STS). STS is a field that focuses on how power is infused in how we create scientific knowledge, how we disseminate “objective” information, and how it materializes in the technology we build into our everyday lives. However, how might we better understand “science” through an intersectional framework that attends to race, gender, sexuality, and disability simultaneously? Drawing on critical methods of speculation, the course will address the following themes: the role of racism in social reproduction through the body from colonialism and slavery to contemporary genomics; humanism; the racialization of physical matter and space; and concluding with Afrofuturism. In addition to mobilizing the theories and concepts developed to bear witness to the particularity of Black womxns lived experience, this class has us consider what Black feminism can teach us about how to reckon with building a more with just and equitable world with science and technology against various oppressive forces. Cross-list: ANTH 619.