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Asian American Gender & Sexualities

As "model minorities" and "forever foreigners," Asian and Asian American people are thought to have regressive views on sex and gender. These preconceptions make incomprehensible the plurality of Asian American positions on genders, sexual identities and practices, and social arrangements. Through pairings of multidisciplinary scholarship and cultural texts, we will discuss issues including masculinities, femininities, race-conscious feminisms, LGBTQ+ identities, interracial and intraracial relationships, and kinship structures. Throughout, students will conduct original interdisciplinary research on social and cultural questions through this intersection of race, gender, and sexuality.