In its attention to gender, race, and sexuality, this course challenges and expands contemporary bioethical theory and practice. Drawing from philosophy, theology, law, medicine, public health, and the social and biological sciences, this interdisciplinary field is both critical and constructive in addressing bioethical theory, method, and substantive ethical concerns across the clinical, research, organizational, public policy, and global spheres. In this weekly seminar we will examine the theoretical landscape and social movements that prompted the emergence of feminist bioethics, the diverse strands of feminist thought including the ethics of care and of oppression, frameworks of justice, critical race bioethics, queer bioethics, and more as they inform our critical analyses of particular ethical issues. We will do this through close readings of texts, brief lectures, student and faculty facilitated discussions and debates as well as written assignments.
Faculty: Charlene Galarneau, Ruqaiijah Yearby
School: Harvard Medical School
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: 10:30AM – 12:00 PM Thursday