Contemporary Feminisms of Latin America (ANT4112.01)

Cecilia Salvi

From LasTesis’ 2019 performance going viral to recent victories for reproductive rights in Colombia and Argentina, Latin American feminists have garnered recent international attention and, more importantly, made significant and recognized contributions to feminist theory globally. Using several different sources (ethnographies, documentaries, testimonials, and visual art), this course examines how Latin American feminist movements have responded to the intense geopolitical and socioeconomic changes of the last two decades. It takes an anthropological approach to exploring issues of gender violence, reproductive justice, and labor rights. Key questions include: What is “Latin American” about Latin American feminisms (and why are they plural)? What is the importance of interregional and transnational feminist networks? In what ways do they influence other movements in the Global North and Global South? 

Learning Outcomes:
- To understand key characteristics of Latin American feminisms, their histories and their local and global impact
-To critically explore knowledge production and apply theoretical frameworks from the Global South

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 8:30AM - 10:20AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Anthropology , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Updates