Section Description Provided by Instructor
The Workshop in the fall of 2012 will take up a series of cutting edge issues in theory and practice of Queer Theory, bringing together theorists, activists and lawyers who are working on LGBT issues. The Workshop will be co-taught by Professor Franke and Urvashi Vaid, Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and will be comprised of outside speakers for half of the sessions, and selected readings related to the work of the outside speakers in the intervening sessions. In the sessions with outside speakers we will pair an academic with an activist or lawyer who are working in different domains on issues such as: queering the family; challenging sexual registration laws; bullying; integrating race and class into lgbt rights work; and fighting gender identity based discrimination. Students will be expected to write short papers each class posing questions about the reading, and then one 15-20 page paper on a topic of their choosing, approved by the Professor. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their class participation, short papers and their final paper.
For more information, go to: http://www2.law.columbia.edu/faculty_franke/QTW2012/index.html
T 4:20p - 6:10p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Major (only upon consultation)
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.