Classes

    Gender, Race, and Poverty in the United States

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2020

    This course investigates the realities of poverty through an intersectional lens, meaning that we will consider the simultaneous impact of race, gender, sexuality (and other identities) on economic insecurity. In what ways are conversations about poverty and its causes infused with assumptions and stereotypes related to gender, race, and sexuality? We hear so much in the media about what causes poverty – what is reality and what is myth? How do these myths operate to reinforce and sustain economic inequality? Who and what gets left out of the conversation about poverty? Topics in the course include historical understandings of poverty; intergenerational class mobility; depictions of poverty in pop culture; and bringing attention to populations that often get left out of mainstream conversations about poverty.

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    Inequality

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    Growing economic inequality is said to be one of the defining challenges of our time. In this class, we will examine some of the most important problems thought to be raised by inequality through the lens of several systematic ways of thinking about social justice.... Read more about Inequality

    Double Binds, Glass Cliffs, & Concrete Walls:Exploring Women’s Experiences in Educational Leadership

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020
    This course challenges collective assumptions regarding the construction of “effective” leadership in education and who is considered to be an effective leader and why. Specifically, we take a critical perspective to consider how and in what ways, such concepts may be built on gendered and racialized notions of leadership.... Read more about Double Binds, Glass Cliffs, & Concrete Walls:Exploring Women’s Experiences in Educational Leadership