Apr 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

GWS 295-01 - Special Topic: Disability & Race

4 credits (Spring)
In this course, we will study the intersections of race and disability in their historical production, systemic overlap as ableism and racism, cultural representation, and political experiential dimensions. Through interdisciplinary examples, we will discuss the production of whiteness through definitions of health and disease, the role of race in the medicalization of physical, mental, and intellectual difference, and the ”fantasies of identification” that attempt to fix embodied social identities.

Prerequisite: GWS 111 
Instructor: Koch-Rein