PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: Sept. 1, 2005
Course on 'African Feminisms' offered
DEARBORN---A new, one-time course on "African Feminisms" will
be offered this fall by the Women's and Gender Studies program at the
University of Michigan-Dearborn.
The class will begin Sept. 8 and be held each Tuesday and Thursday from
1:05 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in Room 1072 of UM-Dearborn's College of Arts,
Sciences, and Letters Building. Prof. Lindsay Clowes, visiting scholar
from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, will teach the
The first session of the course is free and open to the public.
"African Feminisms" will examine the ways in which African
thinking presents major challenges to white Western discourses, according
to Clowes. The course will ask questions about women's roles and gender
relations in Africa in the past and the present, and the ways in which
these have influenced knowledge production.
"We will consider why some African women dismiss feminism as well
as what African ideas can teach us about the construction of knowledge
in Western societies," Clowes said.
For information on enrollment options in the course, call UM-Dearborn's
Enrollment Services at (313) 583-6500. For more information on the class,
contact Clowes at (313) 593-5359 or Lora Lempert, professor of behavioral
sciences, at (313) 593-5607.