Gender and Sexuality: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

2 credits / 6 weeks weeks
17 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

Professor Uzma Rashid

We live in a world surrounded by individuals and communities with diverse ways of being. In order to understand the nature of these varieties of lived experiences around us, it is crucial to critically examine the ways in which they are rooted in systems of power. This course focuses on gender and sexuality as categories that are shaped by this power and inform the positions people occupy in a range of social contexts. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an intersectional analysis of inequalities that those marginalized on the basis of their gender and sexuality face. Students will be facilitated in considering multiple categories like religion, race, ethnicity, class, and ability, in order to contextualize the meanings and manifestations of gender and sexuality. Case studies will be shared to apply the theoretical perspectives discussed throughout the course to analyze practical issues and to understand solutions to some of the complex challenges that gender and sexual marginalization poses.




Uzma Rashid

Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
Dr. Uzma Rashid currently serves as Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace, Costa Rica. Prior to joining UPEACE, she worked as Chair at the Department of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Research of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Rashid has done her PhD as a Fulbright scholar from the interdisciplinary Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, and has extensive teaching and research experience in a variety of contexts. Her current research interests lie at the intersections of gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and class, in particular focusing on intersectionality and inclusivity in peacebuilding efforts.

She can be reached at urashid@upeace.org



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