HISB 4230 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Africa

This course will consider the histories of gender and sexuality in sub-Saharan Africa during the colonial and post-colonial periods. Institutions like woman-woman marriage and various gender-transgressive identities suggest many African cultures do not divide men and women in the same way Western cultures have. We will consider gender and sexuality as a set of practices and as part of larger questions of work, domesticity, and social control.