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Gender Studies: Feminist Theories and Intersectional Analysis

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

This course focuses on contemporary feminist theoretical debates and explores the complex relations and tensions between gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity and class. Through critical readings, central feminist theories will be scrutinized to see how they are able to theorize other power dimensions such as heteronormativity, racism, (post)colonialism and classism. The course is divided into two modules. The first module, Feminist theory encounters other critical theoretical fields (7,5 ECTS), opens with an introduction of feminist theory which puts questions of power, knowledge and subjectivity in focus. Then, in order to illustrate the potential of different feminist theories for doing intersectional analysis, feminist theory is connected to other critical theoretical fields. The other module, Intersectional analysis of power relations (7,5 ECTS), consists of  a discussion on the concept of intersectionality followed by more specific discussions on the prospects of intersectional analysis in relation to three empirical fields of study; body, politics and place/space.

Application and eligibility

Gender Studies: Feminist Theories and Intersectional Analysis, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 28 October 2019


Lectures end during the week of 13 January 2020

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Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course applicants must have completed three semesters of full time studies, equivalent to 90 ECTS, of which at least 15 ECTS must be an independent project or four semesters of full time studies equivalent to 120 ECTS.
English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education.


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Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contact person for the course is:
Veronika Lodwika