Feminist Ethics and Political Philosophy (4223/5223)
Time: Thursday 3:00-6:00 (Spring 2019)
Professor: Dr. Shaeeda Mensah
CRN: Undergrad 37750 Grad: 37754
Course description: Most people can easily recount the names and stories of Black boys and men who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration and police violence. Few, though, know the names and stories of Black girls and women who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration and police violence. In this course, we will explore the myriad of reasons that this is the case. In so doing, we will consider the narrative of Black girls and women as the collateral consequence of mass incarceration and police violence, and we will explore the notion that Black women’s womanhood protects them from mass incarceration and police violence, and we will explore the historical and contemporary conditions that have led to the marginalization of Black women’s experiences in both race and gender analyses. This is a one-time course offered by our Diversity and Postdoctoral Fellow for 2018-2019, Dr. Shaeeda Mensah.